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Re: New field in binary stanza

Il giorno Mon, 24 Dec 2007 18:03:39 +0100
Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org> ha scritto:

> On Mon, Dec 24, 2007 at 16:51:13 +0100, David Paleino wrote:
> > Hi *,
> > would it be possible to have a "License" field in the information of a
> > package? I mean, "apt-cache show foo" shows the fields defined in
> > debian/control and some others. Would it be possible to parse the license
> > from debian/copyright and add it to that info? Or, at least, give the
> > chance to developers to use something like XS-License: in the source stanza
> > of debian/control?
> > 
> So the Packages file would be as big as the combination of all
> debian/copyright files in the archive?

No, wait. Probably you just misunderstood me. What I meant is something like:

License: GPL

or, if the case,

License: GPL, MIT, ...

If the license is free, but it's not a "standard" one, one could always write:

License: see debian/copyright.

I repeat, it's just for giving developers the chance to have a quick
look of what the license is. If it's possible to have "custom" fields,
I'll do that only on packages maintained by Debian-Med.

Have a nice Christmas,

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