Re: Copyright if package is taken over?
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Robert James Clay schrieb:
> On Oct 18, 2009, at 6:39 AM, Harry Rickards wrote:
>> The package I maintain (lives) is based on Gerkan Senguns package. His
>> package had many lintian problems, so I removed all lintian warnings
>> and got the package uploaded to Debian. Since then I've updated the
>> package with new upstream versions many times. When the package was
>> first uploaded, Gerkan said I could remove all the debian/changelog
>> entries by him. The debian/copyright still lists him as debianizing
Why should you remove the old changelog entrys? They are part of the
history of the package in Debian and they should not be removed.
>> the package, and licenses the packaging to him (under GPLv3). If I
>> leave the bit listing him as origionally debianizing the package and
>> copyright the packaging to me, saying I origionally based the package
>> on his package, would that conform to GPLv3 and Debian Policy?
> Seems to me that you should leave his entry, noting whatever years
> he worked on it; then add yours to it..
Mit freundlichem Gruß / With kind regards,
GNU/Linux Debian Developer
Always if we think we are right,
we were maybe wrong.
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