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Re: making debian/copyright machine-interpretable

On Sat, Aug 04, 2007 at 07:17:59PM +0200, Sam Hocevar wrote:
>      http://wiki.debian.org/Proposals/CopyrightFormat

I really like the idea, thanks for this proposal!

A comment about file patterns. For possible future needs I would go for
specifying clearly the semantic of file patterns, for example whether if
the first matching pattern apply to a file (as it seems in your example
on the wikipage) or whether if the last does (as I would recommend,
since usually, for the sake of human communication, you first want to
specify the most "common" license of a source package, then the

Similarly, it might be useful to have Vim-like '**'-patterns to match
arbitrarily deep subdirectories, thought not really required.


Stefano Zacchiroli -*- PhD in Computer Science ............... now what?
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