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Re: Sponsorship requirements and copyright files

On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 04:25:36PM +0200, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> la, 2009-03-21 kello 15:04 +0100, Joerg Jaspert kirjoitti:
> > We require, and have seen nothing to convince us otherwise, that
> > Debian
> > maintainers need to do the basic work of listing each copyright holder in
> > debian/copyright, as seen in the source files and AUTHORS list or
> > equivalent (if any).
> It would, of course, help, if at least most upstreams would adopt some
> systematic way of marking such. Could we push the machine-readable
> debian/copyright file upstream? :)

I think a standardised machine-readable copyright and licence header
for every source file would be desirable.  I do this for all my code.
Most upstreams do use a semi-standard list of copyright holders
followed by licence boilerplate, so it would hopefully only be a case
of fixing up files where a formatting screwup breaks the format.


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