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Licensing of the bundled libraries

Hello,

Q:
Is it needed to explicitly list (or pack) license (files) of a library
that a package bundles? [1]
And if yes, what's the right way to do so?

The built package only contain 1 binary (and it's manpage and license
file). In this case - when no sources are packed - I'd understand that
it is sufficient to list and pack only the single license of the
resulting project.
Is that correct?

Comments

Re: Licensing of the bundled libraries

By Rex Dieter at 09/18/2019 - 11:59

I think this faq should cover it:
<a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing:FAQ#What_is_.22effective_license.22_and_do_I_need_to_know_that_for_the_License:_tag.3F" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing:FAQ#What_is_.22effective_license.22_and_do_I_need_to_know_that_for_the_License:_tag.3F">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing:FAQ#What_is_.22effective_licens...</a>

In short, you have the option of either tracking the single
aggregate/combined-work (effective) license, or listing licenses of
individual components.

-- Rex

Re: Licensing of the bundled libraries

By Petr Pisar at 09/18/2019 - 11:53

On 2019-09-18, Michal Schorm < ... at redhat dot com> wrote:
If the bundled library code is part of the binary package, then yes, you
need to list and to package the license.

-- Petr