Partner packages should reflect proper license info

Bug #579854 reported by Brian Thomason
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software-center (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Currently, every package in the Partner repo shows "License: Unknown". We need a way to show either "Open Source" or "Proprietary" (defaulting to the latter) since certain packages like Alfresco and Openbravo are actually Open Source.

See also <https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/foundations-p-machine-readable-copyrights>.

Tags: db
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John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote : Re: [Bug 579854] [NEW] Partner packages should reflect proper license info

What about packages that use free and non-free
licenses?

On 05/13/2010 04:55 AM, Brian Thomason wrote:
> Public bug reported:
>
> Binary package hint: software-center
>
> Currently, every package in the Partner repo shows "License: Unknown".
> We need a way to show either "Open Source" or "Proprietary" (defaulting
> to the latter) since certain packages like Alfresco and Openbravo are
> actually Open Source.
>
> ** Affects: software-center (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Undecided
> Status: New
>

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Ori Avtalion (salty-horse) wrote :

This is a problem with universe packages as well that are not really "Open source".
For example, flight-of-the-amazon-queen is listed as "Open Source" when it isn't. it's proprietary binary data, with a special license to distribute it freely.

summary: - Partner packages should reflect proper license info
+ Packages should reflect proper license info
summary: - Packages should reflect proper license info
+ Partner packages should reflect proper license info
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Ori Avtalion (salty-horse) wrote :

On second thought, my comment probably relates to bug 435183

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Kiwinote (kiwinote)
tags: added: db
description: updated
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Tudor Holton (tudor) wrote :
Michael Vogt (mvo)
tags: added: ca-escalated
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Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

This is only a issue for apps/pkgs in partner that are not served via the MyApps/software-center-agent API.

So we probably need to put more of them into the API.

tags: removed: ca-escalated
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