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  1. Forrest
  2. FOR-427

Need licensing element in plugins.xml

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    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Critical Critical
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 0.7
    • Fix Version/s: None
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      Description

      Since plugins can be hosted on different sites they can be released under licenses other than the Apache one. We need an element in plugins.xml that records the type of license a plugin is released under. This element should be used by the plugin install process to verify that the user agrees to the terms of that license before download and installation is started.

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          David Crossley added a comment -
          For example:

          <license name="A.N.Other License" url="http://www.domain.org/licenseText"/>

          would result in the user being asked to read the license at the supplied URL and then typing yes to agree (no skips installation).

          <license name="A.N.Other License">
            This is the text of the license.
          </license>

          would result in the license text being displayed and the user being asked to agree.
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          David Crossley added a comment - For example: <license name="A.N.Other License" url=" http://www.domain.org/licenseText "/> would result in the user being asked to read the license at the supplied URL and then typing yes to agree (no skips installation). <license name="A.N.Other License">   This is the text of the license. </license> would result in the license text being displayed and the user being asked to agree.
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          David Crossley added a comment -
          Schedule for 0.8 and tidy the Description.
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          David Crossley added a comment - Schedule for 0.8 and tidy the Description.
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          Ross Gardler added a comment -
          Reduced to Critical as this need not block the 0.7 release since we currently do not link to any plugins with incompatible licenses.
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          Ross Gardler added a comment - Reduced to Critical as this need not block the 0.7 release since we currently do not link to any plugins with incompatible licenses.

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              Reporter:
              Ross Gardler
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