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Bug 912052 - net-misc/zerotier: LICENSE has incorrect 'Change Date' for Business Source Licence
Summary: net-misc/zerotier: LICENSE has incorrect 'Change Date' for Business Source Li...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Alfred Wingate
Depends on:
Reported: 2023-08-11 02:47 UTC by Sam James
Modified: 2023-11-13 23:35 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Sam James archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2023-08-11 02:47:16 UTC
licenses/BSL-1.1 currently seems to be verbatim.

The copy in licenses/BSL-1.1 added in e654dd06963a356f31fb80817b3854b139882532 (August 2019) has:
>Change Date:          2023-01-01

The latest version of zerotier in tree, however, is far newer than this, which makes the Change Date inaccurate.

This also brings questions to my mind about how to handle BSL in general, given the Change Date and Change License for it always matters and isn't just boilerplate.
Comment 1 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2023-08-11 12:13:22 UTC
The change date isn't part of the license, so it doesn't belong in the license file.

Maybe best to record it as a comment near the LICENSE variable in the ebuild?