Bug#677013: RFS: time
On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 12:27:06AM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Bob Proulx <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > To answer my own question it is stated here:
> > http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-docs.html#s-copyrightfile
> > In addition, the copyright file must say where the upstream sources
> > (if any) were obtained, and should name the original authors.
> > So definitely stated by Policy the original authors must be named.
> The way that I would interpret that section for a typical GNU package is
> that the Free Software Foundation is the original authors (assuming, of
> course, it was a GNU package).
The file time-1.7/time.c contains this:
"Originally written by David Keppel <email@example.com>."
So David Keppel is an "original author" as meant in debian-policy.
It is a mystery to me why you interpret debian-policy that in this case the
Free Software Foundation would be the original author.
> One *could* get more specific by listing
> the specific volunteers who did that work as part of the GNU project
In this case David Keppel is not just a volunteer, but a real "original
> there isn't really a good spot for doing that other than a Comment
> section, as you mention),
Then I guess it is OK to use the Comment section for David Keppel.