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Re: How (not) to write copyright files - take two

Luca Capello <luca@pca.it> writes:

> [Debian Policy Manual]
>  12.5 Copyright information
>  Every package must be accompanied by a verbatim copy of its copyright
>  and distribution license in the file
>  /usr/share/doc/package/copyright. This file must neither be compressed
>  nor be a symbolic link.
>  [...]
>  Packages distributed under the UCB BSD license, the Artistic license,
>  the GNU GPL, and the GNU LGPL should refer to the files
>  /usr/share/common-licenses/BSD, /usr/share/common-licenses/Artistic,
>  /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL, and /usr/share/common-licenses/LGPL
>  respectively, rather than quoting them in the copyright file.

Now, Perl and a lot of Perl related packages are licensed under
GPLv1.  Shouldn't Debian provide the text for this one as well?


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