[Nix-dev] environment.allowedLicenses ?

Wout Mertens wout.mertens at gmail.com
Tue Jan 27 17:05:50 CET 2015

https://github.com/dmgerman/ninka is not really an easy solution... Perhaps
an enterprising individual could integrate it with Nix so that it will
propose licenses where missing and complains where licenses aren't correct
(with warning squelch flag in the meta once an unclear license was

On Mon Jan 26 2015 at 4:38:46 PM Nikita Karetnikov <nikita at karetnikov.org>

> >> I actually think we should *remove* meta.license entirely (because it
> doesn't
> >> provide useful info to users and tends to be wrong or incomplete
> anyway), and
> >> replace it with attributes that have operational meaning:
> > People who do care about the exact license of a package should use a
> tool like
> > Ninka do extract the actual license, rather than depend on meta.license
> (since,
> > as I said, it tends to be incomplete or wrong).
> How do the attributes solve this issue?  One can specify an incorrect
> attribute, no?
> I don’t see a problem.  If a Nix package specifies a wrong license, fix
> it.  If you use a tool like cabal2nix and the problem is upstream, then
> send a patch upstream.  I did this for yesod-markdown, no big deal.
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