Install license statement files to *-doc subpackages
It would be easier for users to manage licenses if most of the packages have license statement files like
COPYING files under
Currently, a lot of the packages lack
-doc subpackage and license files.
I'm managing a thirdparty aports (https://github.com/seqsense/aports-ros-experimental) and adding license files to
-doc. I'd like to help doing it on the official aports.
https://github.com/seqsense/aports-ros-experimental/blob/master/scripts/find_and_add_license_path.sh This helper script make it easy to find license files in source archives and add it to APKBUILD.
(added below: Oct 24, 2020)
In my understanding, repositories like
http://dl-*.alpinelinux.org/alpine/* redistribute softwares (which are compiled (translated) into binary) licensed under free-software licenses.
So, the repositories should have copyright/copyleft notices and license statements according to the licenses.
I think having license files in
-doc subpackage is needed to follow the licenses.