Licenses and debian/copyright (was: Damage-control GR and XFree86 non-freedom)
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- Subject: Licenses and debian/copyright (was: Damage-control GR and XFree86 non-freedom)
- From: Jens Peter Secher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 15 May 2004 22:20:11 +0200
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- In-reply-to: <1UEIm-2AIfirstname.lastname@example.org> (Anthony Towns's message of "Tue, 11 May 2004 14:40:14 +0200")
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Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> A license is, literally, permission from the rights holder. If the
> author gives the permissions the DFSG requires, it doesn't matter if
> that's actually accurately recorded in the debian/copyright file.
Does the last sentence mean "it makes no difference whether the
debian/copyright file accurately records the permissions of the author,
the important thing is that the author has indeed given the permissions
required by the DFSG"?
But, then, where *should* these permissions be recorded?
> same thing's true if the author doesn't give that permission, of course.
What does "the same thing's true" mean?
Sorry to be so daft,
Jens Peter Secher
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