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Project:Licenses

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Gentoo Licenses Project
Description This is a small team in Gentoo that try to make heads & tails of license terms.
Email licenses@gentoo.org
IRC Channel #gentoo-dev
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Parent Project Gentoo Linux
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This is a small team in Gentoo that try to make heads & tails of license terms, so that we can detect conflicts between licenses in packages, and know when it’s safe to redistribute distfiles, or include binaries in stages and media.

Disclaimer:
We are programmers, not lawyers. Our evaluation if a particular license is a free software license is only a guideline for Gentoo developers and users. It is not a legal statement. There is also no guarantee that a particular LICENSE variable in an ebuild reflects reality. So don‘t rely on it, but check the license that is included with the package itself.

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