Bug#332782: Please explain the etch-ignore tag
On Thu, Mar 22, 2007 at 12:49:49AM +0100, Francesco Poli wrote:
> > Second, you've already cited, from
> > http://www.debian.org/doc/docpolicy, a statement of intent that the
> > release notes will be released under a DFSG-free license; and we have
> > no reason to believe that the copyright holders (who are, um... a
> > bunch of Debian developers) have any intention to do otherwise.
> But, as a matter of fact, this has not yet happened.
> > This is effectively a clarical error
> What do you mean by "clarical"? I'm sorry to ask, but I am not an
> English native speaker and no dictionary could help...
clerical. Sorry, typo.
> > -- yes, it's unfortunate that we don't
> > have a clear statement of the conditions under which people are
> > allowed to reuse the release notes, but there is a clearly implicit
> > grant of reproduction rights, since we ship these release notes on the
> > Debian ISOs.
> Debian hardly (if ever) relies on implicit permission grants from
> third parties:
That's not true. Lots of patches are committed, by our upstreams and by our
developers, with only implicit grants.
> > - once a consensus is reached there, contact individual contributors
> > to the release notes requesting a license grant
> Where can I find a comprehensive list of individual contributors
> (whose contribution is creative enough to grant them a copyright
> interest in the work)?
> Are there any others besides the ones who are credited in the footer
> of the contents page?
I would suggest also checking the cvs log for the repository.
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