Re: GPL v1 files
Noel David Torres Taño <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> El Monday 25 August 2008 06:08:38 Ben Finney escribió:
> > In this situation, the package maintainer has the unenviable task
> > of retroactively acquiring explicit written license grants to
> > these specific works. This can be done for each work by either or
> > both of finding such a grant made by the copyright holder to that
> > work in the past, or by contacting the copyright holder to get
> > such a grant from them.
> I'm doing that work actually. I've found the webpage of one of the
> authors and checked that his files are GPLv2. That will be stated in
> the 'debian/copyright' of the next release of the package, and I'm
> trying to find all the other authors.
Great, thank you for taking on this task. Remember that the
'debian/copyright' file needs to show the copyright holder's explicit
grant of license to the work.
> My main problem is with the files created by Marcelo himself, which
> unique copyright or license is that of the 'debian/copyright' file.
What we need for each work is an explicit grant of license from the
copyright holder. If there is good reason to believe that we have that
for particular works, then you can copy that exact text into your
'debian/copyright' as the grant of license for those particular works.
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