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Re: Revising Policy 12.5 (Copyright information)

Romain Beauxis wrote:
> Le Friday 20 March 2009 19:55:29 Emilio Pozuelo Monfort, vous avez écrit :
>>> Since the vast majority of the packages fall into a regular copyright and
>>> licensing, this would also mean overload the policy with stuff that is
>>> only relevant in a very small number of cases in proportion.
>> If copyright holder listing isn't needed at all, there's no special-casing
>> needed for autofoo stuff (wrt copyright listing, not wrt licenses though).
> But this is also problematic for license ! 
> Even in the case in which we accept my above rational, it is still possible 
> that the configure.ac contains custom macros with a bad license...
> Hence, if we were to decide on a general basis, it would be either to check 
> for all configure.ac or for no one.. Do you think one of these possibilities 
> is reasonable ?

I dunno, but that is not the point. The point is about not requiring copyright
holders, which wouldn't need special casing.


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