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Re: CeCILL-B version 1

From: jahoti
Subject: Re: CeCILL-B version 1
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 05:23:00 +0000

On 10/21/21 11:34 AM, Yuchen Pei wrote:
Following the example on <https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-librejs/2016-04/msg00008.html>, I managed to generate a magnet link:

wget https://cecill.info/licences/Licence_CeCILL-B_V1-en.txt -O cecillb.txt
transmission-create cecillb.txt -o cecillb.txt.torrent
transmission-show -m cecillb.txt.torrent

and I get


I'm not familiar with bit torrent enough to know whether the bith is reproducible on a different machine.

More broadly why are magnet links used?  I can see it provides both a hash and a way to get the license, but I also notice reports in the mailing list about these links not having seeders. So if it is just for hashing, maybe a hash of the license file is sufficient.

Thank you for digging up that e-mail (and generating the magnet link)!

That said, your idea of just using a hash seems much simpler and more durable. Instead of a single patch, I might see if it's possible to submit a suite of minor adjustments like that to LibreJS.

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