[Debtags-devel] Re: Creating a Debtags 'license' facet

Andrew Suffield asuffield@debian.org
Fri, 10 Jun 2005 19:22:59 +0100

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On Thu, Jun 09, 2005 at 12:17:42PM +0200, Enrico Zini wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 03, 2005 at 10:06:48PM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 03, 2005 at 04:20:05PM +0200, Enrico Zini wrote:
> > You've got a problem with this one, because licenses can be combined
> > conjunctively and disjunctively. So a package might be both entirely
> > under foo and entirely under bar (foo || bar), or it might be
> > partially under foo and partially under bar (foo && bar).
> If that is the only problem, a package can be tagged with more than one
> tag even from the same facet, which would be good enough to categorise
> your two examples.

Imagine a package that can be distributed if you meet the terms of:

 - the GPL
 - both the MIT license and the 4-clause BSD license, simultaneously
 - both the MIT license and the Artistic license, simultaneously

How would you tag this, so as to capture all this information?

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