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Make rpm licenses publically available

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openSUSE Infrastructure


I'd like to offer a decoder for the rpm license strings for public.

I suggest to use the website license.opensuse.org to offer

a) a searchable list of licenses showing

  • short name (as used in rpm packages)
  • Long descriptive Name
  • License Fulltext (by reference and or local copy)

b) A decoder engine explaining in plain english what a given rpm license string means.Including dual, mix, aggregate qualification.

c) a validator for rpm license strings.


customer could decipher syntax

customer can access license fulltext.

zypper and yast could offer a more detailled view of the licenses.


icons/user_comment.png S. K. wrote: (9 years ago)

Would there be a way to tie this into Zypper and Yast's software management module?

icons/user_comment.png J. W. wrote: (9 years ago)

Good idea. We could easily offer a JSON-RPC service for this.

icons/user_comment.png A. S. wrote: (8 years ago)

I fail to see the connection to OBS for this feature. Hand over to Henne.

icons/user_comment.png H. V. wrote: (8 years ago)

This is already available no? J├╝rgen?

Last change: 5 years ago
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