Lint license check overhaul
This adds a couple of new configuration options to
config.py to allow more fine-grained control over lint license checks.
Until now our default lint behavior was to check whether a license name is a standardized SPDX license ID. So eg. lint happily accepts
Adobe-2006 which is not recognized as libre by FSF and also not accepted as open source by OSI. This MR changes the default behavior to require a license for apps to be either approved by FSF or OSI.
I added settings for disabling this lint check, allow all licenses with SPDX license IDs (our old behavior) and also adding a list of custom license names.
I've documented all details in
# `fdroid lint` checks licenses in all metadata against a built agains # white lists. By default we will require license metadata to be present # and only allow FSF or OSI approved licenses. We're using the # standardized SPDX license IDs. # # lint_license_check_disabled = False # lint_license_allow_fsf_approved = True # lint_license_allow_osi_approved = True # You can also configure `fdroid lint` to allow all licenses registered # with SPDX and even add custom licenses you would like to allow in your # repository. # # lint_license_allow_spdx_all = False # lint_license_additional = ( # 'Custom-License-A', # 'Another-License', # )