[oe] [meta-oe][PATCH] geany-plugins: include GPLv3 in the main LICENSE

Christopher Larson clarson at kergoth.com
Tue Aug 30 01:02:33 UTC 2016

On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 1:52 PM, Martin Jansa <martin.jansa at gmail.com>

> * since last changes in oe-core LICENSE variable needs to list all
> licenses used
>   by individual packages otherwise bitbake warning like this is shown:
>   WARNING: meta-openembedded/meta-oe/recipes-devtools/geany/geany-
> plugins_1.27.bb: LICENSE_geany-plugins-commander includes licenses
> (GPLv3) that are not listed in LICENSE
>   as possible improvement you can set LICENSE to GPLv2 to all plugins
>   which are GPLv2-only, because now they will "inherit" both GPLv2 &
>   GPLv3 which sucks as described here:
>   https://www.mail-archive.com/openembedded-core@lists.
> openembedded.org/msg81645.html
> Signed-off-by: Martin Jansa <Martin.Jansa at gmail.com>

Would be nice if we had a general way to change the inherited LICENSE as
used by the binary packages. Adding a single indirection to package.bbclass
to default to LICENSE_DEFAULT rather than LICENSE and defaulting
LICENSE_DEFAULT to LICENSE would do (or similar), then this recipe could

In the meantime..

We have a bbappend in meta-mentor for this on a branch which handles it for
this recipe reasonably, I think:
Christopher Larson
clarson at kergoth dot com
Founder - BitBake, OpenEmbedded, OpenZaurus
Maintainer - Tslib
Senior Software Engineer, Mentor Graphics

More information about the Openembedded-devel mailing list