Document the new ports license infrastructure in the FreeBSD porters handbook FreeBSD
Status: Closed Time to complete: 120 hrs Mentors: Glen Barber, Glen Barber Tags: DocBook, license, documentation, SGML, FreeBSD, ports

Description of task

The FreeBSD ports collection consists of a variety of ported software which come with very different licenses. People/companies who are using the ports collection may sometimes opt to not accept/use ports that has a certain license clause in them that they do not find acceptable. The new license infrastructure allows people set explicitly set which licenses they want to accept and which one to deny, which results in the port not being installed. This license infrastructure is fairly new and has not been documented in the porters handbook yet. The following wiki page has more information on this license infrastructure:

The task is to convert the relevant parts of that wiki page into a new section of the porters handbook explaining what porters have to do in order to make new ports use this new license infrastructure. When adding these instructions (and possibly examples) to the porters handbook, the source code needs to be correctly formatted and must conform to our documentation source code style guidelines.

Task requires:

A FreeBSD system (in a VirtualBox Virtual Machine) installed on your computer. 
Knowledge of the documentation guidelines for the FreeBSD project:
Check out a copy of the documentation tree from the documentation repository to get the source code for the chapter

Uploaded Work
File name/URL File size Date submitted
gcin-portslicense.tar.gz 140.9 KB January 14 2012 19:38 UTC
Ben O'Halloran on December 5 2011 19:55 UTC 404 Error  leads to a page with a 404 file not found error. 


Wojciech A. Koszek on December 5 2011 21:36 UTC Corrected link

is the correct link



Eric Newberry on January 13 2012 03:46 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

Wojciech A. Koszek on January 13 2012 07:08 UTC Task Assigned

This task has been assigned to Eric Newberry. You have 120 hours to complete this task, good luck!

Eric Newberry on January 14 2012 19:40 UTC Submitted

I've submitted the completed task.

Also, when I encountered a variable or anything else that didn't look like a filename in monospace text from the wiki page, I listed it as a "<command>". Does this work?

Eric Newberry on January 14 2012 23:50 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Eric Newberry on January 16 2012 05:41 UTC Completion

Will this task approved in the next 20 minutes or so? I'm interested in working on another task and the last time I can apply for one is at 23:59:59 Pacific Standard Time today (about 20 minutes from now).

Wojciech A. Koszek on January 16 2012 05:59 UTC Task Closed

Congratulations, this task has been completed successfully.