Re: Copyright License Proposal
I had another thought about this. First let me summarize my view of the
issue. Ingy's proposal really breaks down into two parts:
1.) Improve knowledge of CPAN authors of licensing and copyright issues.
2.) Make it easier for CPAN authors to get their modules into Debian,
perhaps by doing some of the work themselves.
Ingy and I are in complete agreement on 1.) and Test::Copyright is my
contribution to that.
- I disagree with 2.) because I think the work would be thrown away on
the Debian side.
- Ingy responds that the Debian Perl team cannot scale and some of the
work must be pushed onto the CPAN authors.
- I would respond that the Debian Perl team is one of the best run teams
and can scale to meet its needs - perhaps not all CPAN. But we do not
need all of CPAN. And the only way Ingy's proposal could work is by
Today I came across the concept of Debian PPA:
http://code.google.com/p/debppa/ . So my queston to Ingy is how do PPA's
fit into his ideas?
On 06/06/11 03:35, Ingy dot Net wrote:
> As many of you know (especially the irc crowd) I am working on
> Debian::Perl, a module with the following goals:
> * Make Debian packaging a part of the modern CPAN authors' tool chain
> * Support module commands like 'make debian' and './Build debian',
> 'debian-perl make', etc.
> * Help authors make sure that their packages have all the stuff
> Debian wants.
> * Give authors hints about how to make better Debian packages
> If you want to discuss the module. Find me on #debian-perl. I joined the
> mailing list to discuss an idea I have about copyright and license.
> Here's my take from the CPAN toolchain side. The CPAN community has
> worked very hard to make meta data available for all new CPAN modules.
> The meta data is in META.yml and META.json files in CPAN distributions.
> The meta data contains license type and license url.
> My proposal is that the META.* files be considered the canonical source
> for copyright, and that tools like Debian::Perl require the meta data to
> proceed, telling the author how to remedy the situations. This will
> serve both Debian and CPAN sides, furthering the interests of both.
> I have more to say, but I'll stop for now and get some feedback.
> Cheers, Ingy
Nicholas Bamber | http://www.periapt.co.uk/
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