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RPM Guide doesn't state how to handle having no license

asked 2015-02-25 06:30:14 -0600

I was reading the licensing guide.

It didn't say how to handle no license. That's important for company internal RPMs. They are copyrighted under the company name, and therefore people working for that company can install the rpms, change them etc. But other people should do neither. So to fill the .spec correctly it should say that no license is granted to whoever finds that RPM, copyright handles all use cases.

For now I just added that:

License: None

Is that correct?

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answered 2015-02-25 14:47:16 -0600

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The Fedora packaging guidelines only really applies to packages within the Fedora/EPEL repositories. If you use internal packages, you are free to specify it however you prefer. "None" is technically incorrect however. Perhaps, "Proprietary/Internal" or something along those lines might be preferable.

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