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Re: Sponsorship requirements and copyright files

On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 11:42:29AM +0000, Neil McGovern wrote:
> I'm not quite clear as to why this is an advantage yet Currently, this
> seems to have been designed to provide interfaces for future tools to
> use, while not regarding whether or not people want those tools.
> Could you provide a use case or two to help clarify things? The main
> one I see is for an end user to look at a packages copyright file and
> say 'yes, I can use it for $foo', which is a case that's detracted from
> in the proposal.

Listing the licences (not necessarily copyright holders) in a machine readable
format would allow lintian checks to be developed, and maybe even automatic
license compatibility checks to be performed.

Noah Slater, http://tumbolia.org/nslater

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