[Kevin Mark] > would it provide any automation or easier processing for the NEW > queue(ftpmasters)? I doubt it. They don't take the maintainer's word for stuff like that, as I understand it - they double-check the copyright and license declarations in the source code. > would it allow for reducing package size by removing license text > from all packages and having them installed in a seperate essential > package stored in a canonical location Already done, see /usr/share/common-licenses/. It works exactly as you describe.
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