On Mon, 2007-11-26 at 16:30 +0100, Patrick Schoenfeld wrote: > On Fri, Nov 23, 2007 at 06:23:50PM -0400, Jose Luis Rivas Contreras wrote: > > You need a new changelog for Debian starting from scratch and you could > > adapt the copyright (if the license allow it) or just make one new. > > Why? Thats IMHO a very bad way to do it. > > 1) changelog is to track was has been done in the package since its > beginning. since it is orignating from an ubuntu package, why should its > history be dropped? That has several disadvantages, including that its > impossible to track any change that happened before the initial Debian > release. Very bad. Also its not fair to the Ubuntu maintainers that did > the initial and eventually biggest part of the work. You simply ignore > the fact that they did something in the history of the package. > Besides from beeing unfair it might be a license violation, depending on > how the ubuntu packaging has been licensed. > > 2) it is also not wise to start a new copyright file. Besides from the > fact that the Ubuntu maintainers might already have worked alot on it > and it would be a big waste of time, to just drop it and start from new, > you should honour their work beeing done and their packaging license. > > Regards, > Patrick This topic was recently discussed on #debian-devel, but in a slightly different context. I'd like to hear what Paul, Mirco and Cesare have to say on this subject. Adding to To: line.
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