Re: debian/copyright machine-interpretable: how about the patches in the diff.gz ?
Charles Plessy <email@example.com> writes:
> - One drawback of the greedy approach for organising the Files fields
> is that the most important copyright - the one of the programs which
> gives to the package its raison d'être - will never be at the top of
> the list.
For a large proportion of packages, there is no single "copyright of
the work", because there are multiple copyright holders, each one with
copyright in parts of the source tree.
For a subset of those packages with multiple copyright holders, there
are even multiple licenses over the work.
It's good, then, that this proposal doesn't extend a simplistic
illusion of "the one true copyright of the work".
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