Guide: no documentation for license

Jeremy Lavergne jeremy at
Wed Mar 9 15:21:55 PST 2011

> Oh, I see, Jeremy, that's quite a piece of text already.
> Hmmm, now I don't know anymore what makes sense to include in the rather incomplete MacPorts-Guide.
> I'm willing to do some work here, but think it could be kept rather short then… (Just in line with the other short explanations in said section.)
> Right?

I think it'd be best to have usage information in the Guide and the more in-depth discussions on the Trac pages.

Following that logic, I'd move these two paragraphs for the Guide:

The proper format for license consists of the license name, followed by a hyphen and number if indicating a specific version. A space should be placed between licenses if there is more than one.

(Additional suggestions: If the version number is a ".0" version, including the ".0" is optional. If the author gives the choice of using a given license or "any later version" of it, include a plus (+) after the version number; if the version specified is also the earliest version, just leave out a version number entirely since it implies all versions. —L2G)

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