2.10. Preparing source code for packaging
Developers often distribute software as compressed archives of source code, which are then used to create packages. RPM packagers work with a ready source code archive.
Software should be distributed with a software license.
This procedure uses the GPLv3 license text as an example content of the
LICENSEfile, and make sure that it includes the following content:
$ cat /tmp/LICENSE This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.