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Re: [directory-discuss] Are license notices mandatory?

From: Ian Kelling
Subject: Re: [directory-discuss] Are license notices mandatory?
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:45:12 -0400
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David Hedlund <address@hidden> writes:

> Thank you John. But the programs must be distributed with a copy of the
> license in the root directory, right?

I think John was pretty clear the answer is no, not necessarily for
approving in the fsd. Do you understand what he said?

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> ( and NoScript (emailed the
> developer about
> doesn't have a license copy in the root directory. So should I unapprove
> and
> ?
> On 2018-06-25 17:03, John Sullivan wrote:
>> David, the program in question also has  a statement of intent in its README 
>> licensing the project under the AGPL. So this is different than the 
>> situation your message addresses, where the only indication of license is a 
>> copy of the license file. 
>> So, this is okay for the FSD, but yes it is still most certainly good to ask 
>> projects to also add per file license headers. It's the best practice.

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