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OK, so you've got approval to integrate code, and you want to know how to
properly communicate the license terms. What do you do next?
0. Determine whether your code should be covered by Oracle copyright,
CDDL, and/or a third party license. If only Oracle copyright and/or
CDDL, then skip to step 3.
1. Scan the source code and extract all of the third party licenses
into one or more separate files.
This information may be present in comments in source code, or may
already be provided as separate files. For example, GPL license
terms are often found in files named "COPYING."
A. In general, you'll name these files "THIRDPARTYLICENSE," and
you'll put one in each source directory (i.e. one per library,
or one per command, or one per kernel module.)
EXAMPLE: usr/src/uts/common/io/pcan/THIRDPARTYLICENSE
If this file proves unmanageable, or you're adding licenses
that really are independent of each other, you may instead
create multiple "" files, where "foo"
obviously corresponds to the license in question.
EXAMPLE: usr/src/lib/libsmbfs/smb/THIRDPARTYLICENSE.*
B. If you planned ahead and included graceful delimiters in your
source code, the THIRDPARTYLICENSE files may actually be build
targets in your Makefiles.
EXAMPLE: usr/src/cmd/perl/Makefile
If the corresponding copyright will change dates frequently,
then this approach can work well, because you won't need to
update the license files manually.
If you do this, then your license file should be a dependency of
both the all and install targets, and should be removed via
clobber, usually by way of CLOBBERFILES.
2. Give each of the license files a corresponding ".descrip" file with
a terse explanation of the contents. Something like "MJN DRIVER"
EXAMPLE: usr/src/cmd/refer/THIRDPARTYLICENSE.descrip
3. Figure out which packages deliver objects that are built using the
new source, and add license actions to the package manifest(s).
A. It's extremely rare for a package NOT to include a Sun copyright
and CDDL. If your package is one of the 99 percent that should
have a Sun copyright and CDDL, then your package should have license
actions like this:
license lic_CDDL license=lic_CDDL
license cr_Sun license=cr_Sun
B. If your package delivers ONLY header files, and has multiple different
copyrights or licenses, you can use
license license_in_headers license=license_in_headers
license path/to/most/common/copyright/file \
license path/to/most/common/license/file \
C. For your new license files, the path you use in your license
actions should be relative to ${CODEMGR_WS}.
D. Empty packages: if your package delivers nothing (or, more strictly
speaking, nothing besides directories) you should include the Sun
copyright but not the CDDL.
E. As with any other action that is architecture dependent, license
actions may be preceded by $(blah_ONLY), where "blah" corresponds
to $(uname -p).
If you don't add the appropriate license actions to package
manifests, then your license and description files will show up as
unreferenced in the build.