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Re: volunteers wanted for driving/finalizing a DEP on debian/copyright format

On Tue, Dec 02, 2008 at 09:46:29PM +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 02, 2008 at 07:30:54PM +0100, Miriam Ruiz wrote:
> > We should somehow tag those conflictive licenses with debtags, so that
> > users can filter out the ones they don't wont easily. I don't object
> Except that debtags are right now for binary packages, whereas
> copyright is for source packages.

That is easy(ish) to solve: just copy the information from the source to
all the binary packages. It may not always be correct (a game can have
the program package containing mostly GPLv3 and the game data package
containing mostly CC-By-SA), but it could be correct enough (both the
game and game data will have both GPLv3 and CC-By-SA tags).

> Moreover, copyright is something already coded (and correctly "fixed")
> in debian/copyright.
> The solution to your problem already exists (actually, it has been
> *designed* for that): http://wiki.debian.org/Proposals/CopyrightFormat
> , it "just" needs someone with the energy of finalizing the proposal
> (most likely via a DEP), so that is stops being an ever changing wiki
> page.

The wish for encoding licenses in debtags categories periodically shows
up, so I collected some pointers to old discussions in the FAQ:


My current plan is to wait until http://wiki.debian.org/Proposals/CopyrightFormat
happens and see if I can automatically derive a facet out of those



GPG key: 1024D/797EBFAB 2000-12-05 Enrico Zini <enrico@debian.org>

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