Add licenses to Haiku
|Reported by:||kvdman||Owned by:||haiku-web|
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Haiku is labeled as BSD/MIT licensed, but some binaries contained within Haiku, i.e GDB, are not BSD/MIT.
When distributing a Haiku related distro therefore (and even Haiku itself), one should apply a mixed license for Vmware images that accurately reflects the contents of Haiku's disk images from the factory.
I suggest creating a list of all the binaries that differ from the BSD/MIT license so that we know exactly what is going on.
It would also be good, to maybe include a 'License' text file in the archives at haiku-files.org that lists these licenses for the binaries that different from BSD/MIT in the images. This is what I intend to do with any distribution, as well as possibly add the licenses in the 'AboutSystem' application.
I also believe, that the license of the files being distributed should be visible on the website where they are distributed. Some may argue this isn't necessary, but it's one of the first things I look at when I download anything.