Re: making debian/copyright machine-interpretable
François Févotte wrote:
I'm not an expert at all, so I might be wrong. I guess this would be
the case if your source package compiled a statically linked binary
against a library belonging to another source package. The licence of
the binary package would then be a combination of the licences of
boths the source files and the library.
True, you would need the debian/copyright files from all relevant source
packages, but in itself that wouldn't be a huge problem.
The only thing I've been able to come up with is the idea that in some
cases all code with a particular license could end up being optimized
away, so that license would not apply to the executable (I think). Is
that what's being referred to?