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Re: Revising Policy 12.5 (Copyright information)

On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 07:34:17PM +0100, Romain Beauxis wrote:
> > (For example, up until I 
> > started experimenting with the new copyright file format, I never
> > documented the license or copyright information for any of the
> > Autotools-generated files, and I never heard a peep of concern about
> > that.)

> That's one of the grey corners. So far, my understanding is that they are not 
> listed because they are only in the source tarball, and also autogenerated. 
> The usual understanding seems that the licenses of these build scripts are 
> documented in the corresponding auto* package and that should be sufficient.

However, the exception for works only in the source tarball is not applied
consistently, even when pointed out to the ftp team that a given license is
not applicable to the binary packages.


Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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