Re: Sponsorship requirements and copyright files
On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 09:42:35AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> Why do they have to? I know, the ftp team made it up. But there
> is no reason in policy or in copyright law for such copying to
> occur. But it would be nice to know why it is needed.
I can think of a few desirable reasons:
* To show the FTP masters that they have thoroughly checked the licensing.
* To provide concise information for our users.
> > 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).
> Why do you think this work is needed? You must have had some
> rationale, since you made up this policy.
Again, to document that they have, in fact, done what they are supposed to.
Noah Slater, http://tumbolia.org/nslater