Re: [oe] INCOMPATIBLE_LICENSES and WHITELIST_<license> usage


Andre McCurdy
 

On Thu, Feb 17, 2022 at 3:01 PM Saul Wold <Saul.Wold@...> wrote:

Folks,

I am working on a proposal to re-write how INCOMPATIBLE_LICENSES is used
and processed to possibly include a COMPATIBLE_LICENSES variable as
well, see PeterK's email [0]

I am trying to determine the usage of WHITELIST_<license> which would be
used to override a license that might be listed in INCOMPATIBLE_LICENSES
variable.

Randy and I have done a quick and dirty survey of a 100 or so layers
(thanks Randy) and could not find any real usage other than what's
currently in OE-Core for WHITELIST_GPL-3.0.

If you are using WHITELIST_<license>, please let me reply with your usage.
Common case seems to be allowing gdb in debug builds of distros which
are otherwise free of GPLv3 etc, e.g.

https://github.com/MentorEmbedded/meta-mentor/blob/master/meta-mel/conf/distro/include/gdbserver-gplv3.inc
https://github.com/lgirdk/meta-mng/blob/ofw-2112.6/conf/distro/mng.conf

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