#2067 closed defect (fixed)

licensing info is duplicated between README.txt and docs/about.rst file

Reported by: daira Owned by: daira
Priority: normal Milestone: 1.10.1
Component: packaging Version: 1.10.0
Keywords: packaging license easy Cc:
Launchpad Bug:

Description (last modified by daira)

This violates the Don't Repeat Yourself principle. One should point to the other.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed at 2013-08-29T00:11:09Z by daira

  • Keywords easy added

comment:2 Changed at 2013-08-29T00:13:26Z by daira

Oh wait, docs/about.rst does exist. But why is the licensing info duplicated between there and README.txt?

comment:3 Changed at 2013-09-01T05:14:04Z by daira

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Summary changed from setup.py references nonexistent about.rst file to licensing info is duplicated between README.txt and docs/about.rst file

comment:4 Changed at 2014-09-02T18:21:34Z by warner

Daira said she'll drive this. I suggested that the full license live in a standalone LICENSE or COPYING file, and to have the pointer (from README or whatever) say "tahoe is an open-source project, please see LICENSE for details".

Usually I'd recommend saying "X is released under the Y license, see Z for details", because I want someone who only reads the README to have confidence that it is, in fact, open-source. But since tahoe's dual-license Y is kind of complicated to summarize, I think just saying "it's open source" is enough.

comment:5 Changed at 2014-09-02T18:37:18Z by Daira Hopwood <daira@…>

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 1e3a2994e21611c7853d206f98b73b96d1c3d7b5/trunk:

Reference README.txt from License section of docs/about.rst, rather than duplicating the license info. fixes #2067

Signed-off-by: Daira Hopwood <daira@…>

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