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Description The Licenses project tries to make heads & tails of license terms.
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The Gentoo Licenses project tries to make heads and tails of license terms, so that we can detect conflicts between licenses in packages, and know when it is safe to redistribute distfiles, or include binaries in stages and media.

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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