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* The license of the program should be based on the licenses approved by the [http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/license-list.html#GPLCompatibleLicenses Free Software Foundation] or [http://www.opensource.org/licenses/ OSI].
 
* The license of the program should be based on the licenses approved by the [http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/license-list.html#GPLCompatibleLicenses Free Software Foundation] or [http://www.opensource.org/licenses/ OSI].
 
* If you are unsure about the license, please ask in our [[IRC]] channel.
 
* If you are unsure about the license, please ask in our [[IRC]] channel.
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Revision as of 07:54, 12 March 2012

The Alpine Linux Package Policies describe some of the policies when creating packages.

Package Names

  • All package names should be lowercase.
  • Development files are placed in subpackages with -dev suffix (i.e uclibc-dev)
  • Documentation files are placed in subpackages with -doc suffix (i.e expat-doc)
  • Lua modules (not applications) are prefixed with lua-. (i.e lua-posix)
  • Perl modules (not applications) are prefixed with perl-. (i.e perl-xml-parser)
  • Python modules (not applications) are prefixed with py-. (i.e py-libxml2)
  • Kernels and 3rdparty modules should be suffixed with the kernel flavor. (i.e -grsec or -vserver)

Package versions

  • Package versions are similar to gentoo.

Licensing

  • The license of the program should be based on the licenses approved by the Free Software Foundation or OSI.
  • If you are unsure about the license, please ask in our IRC channel.