[sugar] License your bundles, please!
Thu Sep 11 13:50:25 EDT 2008
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On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 12:56:40PM -0400, C. Scott Ananian wrote:
>On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 12:12 PM, Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk> wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 11:41:41AM -0400, C. Scott Ananian wrote:
>>>John Gilmore has been pushing us to get our licensing ducks in a row.
>>>The one remaining problem has been activities and content bundles: we
>>>can't legally distribute bundles that don't have a clear statement of
>> There is also licensing problems in some PO-files.
>> POT-files should replace PACKAGE with actual package name.
>> PO-files should include both proper copyright and licensing info.
>Could you suggest a patch to
>http://dev.laptop.org/git/projects/image-builder or a stand-alone
>script that could audit for such problems?
Sorry, no. I can read and patch Python code, but write it :-/
Or, more exactly, I am sloooow at expressing myself in Python.
Checking *.po for this should catch the ones using stander boilerplate:
(if possible to limit to, say, first 10 lines of the file, some possible
false positives would be avoided.
>I believe most of our po files are generated/maintained by a Pootle
>instance; Sayamindu, is patching Pootle to check for reasonable
>license information feasible? That would address the problem at the
Here is the sed rule I currently use to get autogenerated POT-files into
sed -i \
-e "/^# Copyright/ s/THE PACKAGE'S COPYRIGHT HOLDER/Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk>/" \
-e '/^\(# This file\|"Project-Id-Version\)/ s/PACKAGE/$(DEB_SOURCE_PACKAGE)/' \
-e '/^"Project-Id-Version:/ s/VERSION/$(DEB_UPSTREAM_VERSION)/' \
Should be ease to transform into Perl for use in Poodle.
If above is applied to POT-file, autogenerated PO-files might be
acceptable - depending on how well Poodle makes use of that (they are
when using commandline tool msginit and similar).
Would be nice if the following lines was replaced/updated too, but not
necessary from a licensing perspective:
# SOME DESCRIPTIVE TITLE.
# FIRST AUTHOR <EMAIL at ADDRESS>, YEAR."
"Last-Translator: FULL NAME <EMAIL at ADDRESS>\n"
"Language-Team: LANGUAGE <LL at li.org>\n"
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