Re: Fix FSF address in copyright notices?
On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 02:57:18PM +1000, Ben Finney wrote:
> Matt Kraai <email@example.com> writes:
> > Some of the copyright notices in a package I'm trying to create refer
> > to the old address of the FSF and lintian warns about it. Should I
> > fix this address? If so, should I fix it in both the copyright file
> > and the source code? Or in only one place?
> Yes, fix it in both places. Send a patch to upstream fixing it in their
> code base; use that patch yourself in your Debian packaging while you
> wait for them to act on it.
Pardon me if I miss something, but is it prudent to alter upstream's
license without their permission in the source? Granted, it's just an
address change which may not change the constraints and restriction
imposed by the license itself, but I wonder if this would actually be
the right thing to do, rather than have upstream fix it.
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(By firstname.lastname@example.org, Joe Sloan)