Bug#593533: debian-policy: Proposal to stop requesting to list initial Debian maintainers in debian/copyright
"Giacomo A. Catenazzi" <email@example.com> writes:
> Maybe I misunderstand, but dh-make put explicitly at the bottom of
> : The Debian packaging is (C) #YEAR#, #USERNAME# <#EMAIL#> and
> : is licensed under the GPL, see above.
> See /usr/share/debhelper/dh_make/licenses/*
> I meant about the specific debian files. I really think that the
> patches should have the same license as the upstream.
I do think that it's good practice to do that (although it does create
somewhat pointless makework to update the copyright dates yearly), but if
one looks around the archive, lots of people don't bother.
> Anyway, I agree that the information are already there, so the proposal
> is useless. IMHO it is good to repeat (what was implicit said in first
> paragraph) that we need the same information for upstream side and
> packing side.
We should really deal with bug #462996, which is the broader question
including things like this. I'd like to remove the reference to naming
the Debian packagers separate from the copyright information as a separate
change, though, unless you feel like that would put us in a situation
that's worse than we're in right now.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>