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authorRoland Hieber <rhi@pengutronix.de>2020-07-15 16:28:18 +0200
committerRobert Schwebel <r.schwebel@pengutronix.de>2020-07-15 16:28:18 +0200
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license: include note about mere aggregation and licenses of managed software
Reported-by: Felicitas Jung <f.jung@pengutronix.de> Signed-off-by: Roland Hieber <rhi@pengutronix.de>
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SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0-only
-DistroKit is licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 2.0,
-as given hereafter:
+DistroKit is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
+it under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2,
+as given below.
+
+Note: DistroKit is a pre-configured build system which enables you to
+generate a software distribution for embedded systems. DistroKit's
+license only covers the build system rules in DistroKit itself, and
+doesn't affect the license of managed software in any way, even if the
+managed software might be distributed together with DistroKit.
+
+Moreover, using DistroKit as a PTXdist base layer for your embedded
+system is an explicitely intended use case, and is considered as "mere
+aggregation" as per section 2 of the GPL (see the FAQ at
+<https://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0-faq.html#MereAggregation>
+for more information.)
GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE