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This is a modified copy of PFV howto by lee797, adapted for the Kernel Freedom Verification (KFV).

Once you have volunteered to verify a section or want to work on a section, checking the license and documenting it in the wiki is a pretty simple process.

Verifying a package

First you have to have a working environment. You need to download the version of the kernel that will come with the next release of the Ubuntu LTS (the linux-2.6.24_12.22 as of 27 march 2008).

So create a new directory and run the get_kfv_environment script (don't forget to run chmod +x on it) in it or follow the instruction below.

If you don't want to use the above script then download this three files in it :

Then go to this directory and run :

 dpkg-source -x linux_2.6.24-12.22.dsc

After that, create a symbolic link to the directory that has just been created, in command line:

  ln -s linux-2.6.24 linux-2.6.24_12.22

Then go to the list of files which need verification and follow the guidelines for verification.

Documenting in the wiki

It would be a good idea to familiarize yourself with the basic editing techniques of PmWiki before you start in earnest. The formatting rules are really very easy, and you will find that it takes a matter of minutes to pick up the basics.

When you open a link on the package list that you have volunteered for, a blank wiki page will automatically be created for that link. It is on this page that you will document the license information for that particular list.

Frequent situations

If the license is found

Free?

Action

link to the corresponding license

Yes

Continue with next section

link to the corresponding license

Not

report it and rise a bug

If the license doesn't specify version

Free?

Action

contact the author

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If there is no license

Free?

Action

Assumed as part of the kernel, link to the GPLv2

Yes

Continue with next section

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Kernel/DocumentingYourWork (last edited 2013-08-25 19:16:52 by FelipeLopez)