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Old 12-15-2011, 10:05 PM
Brendan Jones
Default (re)introducing - fedora-review - tool to help with package reviews

On 12/15/2011 10:42 PM, Rex Dieter wrote:

On 12/15/2011 02:58 PM, Brendan Jones wrote:

I find the most time consuming task in the review process is the license
check. I use a combination of find/head/grep commands to try and
determine if some of the source files have differing licenses to the
stated one in the spec. None of my methods guarantee 100% license
detection, given the sheer number of licenses out there, although if we
could consolidate all of the methods reviewers use for this we would
have a nifty tool indeed.

Not sure if this is something which should be part of this package or
another entirely?

fyi, rpmdevtools rpm includes a handy 'licensecheck' tool.

-- rex

That is indeed handy.

What are the limitations of this tool? Are there reasons that prohibit
it being listed as a tool in [1]? If not I'd be happy to update the wiki.


[1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:LicensingGuidelines

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