RE: Add Calabash to Homebrew Package Manager!

IMNAL (nor want to be) but do not believe that is sufficient, legally, to
bypass the requirement of delivering the license files.

Not my problem though - but I wouldn't do it myself (sound of teams of
lawyers approaching) 




David A. Lee




From: Zearin [] 
Sent: Monday, January 23, 2012 4:09 PM
Cc: 'Leif Warner'; 'XProc Dev'
Subject: Re: Add Calabash to Homebrew Package Manager!


On Jan 17, 2012, at 8:03 PM, David Lee wrote:

An important and often overlooked issue with packaging is the legal
requirements to include the license text/file of all included

For example, Saxon itself depends on many bits of software and its legally
required to distribute the license agreement for each.

Add on Calabash and you need to distribute all dependent license files if
you include any of the dependent libraries.


Actually, the Homebrew devs already have Saxon in their list.  


For formulae with possible license issues, Homebrew just installs anyway and
prints a warning like the following (for Qt):


We agreed to the Qt opensource license for you.

If this is unacceptable you should uninstall.


So no worries here. :)



Received on Monday, 23 January 2012 21:32:38 UTC