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

On Tue, Feb 21, 2006 at 02:45:12AM -0500, Kevin Mark wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 20, 2006 at 11:12:46PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
[License field]
> > In other words, it seems like a lot of work, and it's not clear what
> > problem it would really solve.
> Hi,
> would it provide any automation or easier processing for the NEW
> queue(ftpmasters)?

They need to look at the source package anyway. At best, it would give
them extra work to verify that the control file matches the copyright

> 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
> (/usr/share/doc/dfsg-license-texts/) (dfsg-license-texts.deb) and have a
> file-license.txt to list which files are licensed under which license?

Hardly. We already have license texts in /usr/share/common-licenses, it
isn't going to be any smaller.

Fun will now commence
  -- Seven Of Nine, "Ashes to Ashes", stardate 53679.4

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