Re: PROPOSAL: debian/control file to include new License: field
On Tue, Feb 21, 2006 at 02:45:12AM -0500, Kevin Mark wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 20, 2006 at 11:12:46PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> > In other words, it seems like a lot of work, and it's not clear what
> > problem it would really solve.
> would it provide any automation or easier processing for the NEW
They need to look at the source package anyway. At best, it would give
them extra work to verify that the control file matches the copyright
> would it allow for reducing package size by removing
> license text from all packages and having them installed in a seperate
> essential package stored in a canonical location
> (/usr/share/doc/dfsg-license-texts/) (dfsg-license-texts.deb) and have a
> file-license.txt to list which files are licensed under which license?
Hardly. We already have license texts in /usr/share/common-licenses, it
isn't going to be any smaller.
Fun will now commence
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