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Re: Sponsorship requirements and copyright files

On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 03:27:46PM +0100, Peter Palfrader wrote:
> The way this process should work is that you (or somebody) writes those
> tools.
> Then, if DDs see that those tools are useful they will convert their
> debian/copyright files to take advantage of those tools all by
> themselves.  No one will have to force them.
> If people don't consider those new tools useful enough to invest the
> work into converting then this means that those tools probably are not
> of sufficient help and no amount of proof by authority or handwaving
> will change this.

Sounds like a fine idea to me.

Please note, no one is suggesting that the copyright proposal be enforced either
as it currently stands or immediately. The purpose of us rebooting the effort is
to make the existing mess sane again, and to get some tooling developed around
it exactly as you suggest.

Only then would we put it forward for proper consideration.

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

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