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Re: PROPOSAL: debian/control file to include new License: field

[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

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