Flatpak Manifest Licensing

Volker Krause vkrause at kde.org
Fri May 19 11:58:25 BST 2023

On Freitag, 19. Mai 2023 02:26:37 CEST Justin Zobel wrote:
> Hey Everyone,
> As Binary Factory is to be shut down soon we are moving the Flatpak
> manifests to their individual GitLab repositories.
> Most of this is fairly simple, however, some GitLab repositories have
> enabled reuse linting (which is great). The Flatpak manifests I have
> come across so far have not had any licensing information included. This
> email is just to start a discussion about what everyone's thoughts are
> about which license to apply for them.
> The GitLab CI files are licensed as CC0-1.0 and I'm thinking that this
> might be a suitable license as the Flatpak manifest files are simply
> text files.
> # SPDX-FileCopyrightText: None
> # SPDX-License-Identifier: CC0-1.0

We can make license recommendations, but especially for the existing ones I'd 
say this is something their respective authors need to decide/agree to, we 
can't just pick whatever we like if there is no license information.

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