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Re: [PATCH] distro: Add rsync

From: Andreas Enge
Subject: Re: [PATCH] distro: Add rsync
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2012 14:17:58 +0100
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Am Freitag, 21. Dezember 2012 schrieb Nikita Karetnikov:

> 1. Change 'uri' according to this [1] example.


What does this change? Especially as it is not done systematically

for the files already in the distribution.


> 2. Use a single semicolon after _expression_. [2]


Okay, thanks.


> 3. It's probably better to say what licenses are used for the other

> files.


Actually, what is one expected to do concerning licenses?

README says:

"Rsync may be used, modified and redistributed only under the terms of

the GNU General Public License, found in the file COPYING in this



COPYING is GPLv3. So I checked a few files whether this means

gpl3 or gpl3+.


rsync.c states gpl3+, for example.


Some other files have different license statements. There is a subdirectory

popt containing a different COPYING (looks like X11 license).


The file snprintf.c in the subdirectory lib has:


* Copyright Patrick Powell 1995

* This code is based on code written by Patrick Powell (address@hidden)

* It may be used for any purpose as long as this notice remains intact

* on all source code distributions



There may potentially be as many licenses as files in the distribution

(208), that is why I went with only the main statement from the README



What would good practice be?





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