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Re: License CC-BY-SA-4.0 used in KiCad


Hi Carsten,

your third patch breaks the Fedora nightly builds. This is the error we
get (see [1] for a full build log):

? tag-missing           : <metadata_license> is not present
Validation of files failed
error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.3E6TT2 (%check)

The reason is that the metadata_license tag is mandatory and must not be
omitted. It indicates the license for the appdata.xml file itself.
Please take a look at the AppStream specification for details [2].

I vote for reverting commit e5de787 [3]. In my opinion, CC-BY-SA-4.0 is
a perfect choice for this kind of file. If the developers prefer a
different license, that is fine for me as well. But please add back the
tag, so that we can continue distributing nightly builds for Fedora.

Best regards,


Am 27.03.19 um 17:36 schrieb Carsten Schoenert:
Hello Wayne,

Am 27.03.19 um 16:34 schrieb Wayne Stambaugh:
Hey Carsten,

I tried merging your patches and patch 1 does not merge cleanly.  Would
you please rebase patch 1 so I can get it merged?

rebased and re-added.

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