Re: Translating copyright info in --version commands?
On Tue, 2012-01-31 at 15:39:33 +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> On Tue, 31 Jan 2012, Guillem Jover wrote:
> > So my preferred solution would be to just get rid of those strings
> > altogether, if someone wants to see the copyright, they should check
> > the source code. I've had a patch around to do just that (attached),
> > but I've not applied it more out of courtesy than anything else.
> Go ahead, it's fine with me.
Ok, I'm including it on the push I'm doing right now.
> However someone referred me to section 2.c of GPL-2 which says that we
> have to add/keep such messages for interactive applications so maybe we
> should keep them for dselect only...
Yes, as I mentioned for TUI apps, which I had already preserved on the
attached patch (in dselect/main.cc:refreshmenu()).
> > To me the same applies to man pages, but I left those alone at the
> > time.
> I have no objection to do the same on the manual pages. In fact, it
> was never very clear whether the copyright/authors sections of the manual
> page documented the authors of the program or the authors of the manual
> page itself.
> I can prepare this part of the patch (so that you can concentrate on
> multi-arch instead).
> Let's just agree on what we want to keep. I suggest to have this single
> section at the end of every manual page:
> .SH COPYRIGHT
> This is free software; see the GNU General Public Licence version 2 or
> later for copying conditions. There is NO WARRANTY.
> Do you want anything else in this boilerplate section?
Well the license should also go into the file comment header, and I
don't really see the point in duplicating it in a visible section,
which does not seem to be common either on other man pages. But if
you really really want to have it then at least it should be named