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file format for debian/copyright

What about having control file like format for copyright files?

--- copyright ---
Packaged-By: Luca - De Whiskey's - De Vitis <luca@debian.org>
Packaged-On: Sun, 08 Dec 2002 00:52:10 +0100
Original-Source: ftp://ftp.example.org/upstream-1.0.0.tar.gz
 Foo <foo -at- example.org>
 Bar <bar -at- example.org>
Copyright: GNU General Public License (file:///usr/share/common-licenses/GPL)
 This package is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
 it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
 the Free Software Foundation; version 2 dated June, 1991.

 This package is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
 but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 GNU General Public License for more details.

 You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
 along with this package; if not, write to the Free Software
 Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA
 02111-1307, USA.
--- copyright ---

This format could improove the accuracy of lintian checks (for example,
copyright-should-refer-to-common-license-file-for-gpl may fail to
understand that GPL is only mentioned in the copyright notice, and is not
the type of the license); we could also provide some frontend to grep-dctrl to
query that file.

Luca - De Whiskey's - De Vitis              | Elegant or ugly code as well
aliases: Luca ^De [A-Z][-A-Za-z]*[iy]'?s$   | as fine or rude sentences have
Infinite loop: see `Loop, infinite'.        | something in common: they
Loop, infinite: see `Infinite loop'.        | don't depend on the language.

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