Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] checklicenses.py
From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2016 18:52:39 -0700
On Aug 8, 2016, at 6:30 PM, João Valverde <[email protected]> wrote:

>> What license, if any, should we put on our man pages?
> 
> I think we can just use the standard Wireshark GPLv2+ header here, with copyright to Gerald and contributors.

Is the GPL an appropriate license for documentation, or would the GFDL be more appropriate?

	https://www.gnu.org/licenses/licenses.html#FDL

For what it's worth, the Bison man page on my machine has no license on it.  I don't know whether any other GNU software that comes with a man page puts a license on the man page; perhaps they don't care enough about man pages, as opposed to Texinfo documents, to bother with a license.  bison.texinfo is licensed under the GFDL:

	https://opensource.apple.com/source/bison/bison-14/doc/bison.texinfo