Re: Sponsorship requirements and copyright files
On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 09:00:34PM +0100, Arthur de Jong wrote:
> I can understand there may be benefits of a parsable format but I don't
> directly see enough gain. On the other hand there seems to be a lot of
> (perceived) cost involved (maintainer work).
Implicit in your email is the idea that the copyright proposal is complicated.
I can imagine that being valid syntax for the final format. Hardly a chore!
> This means that if you want to introduce a new format you have to
> convince the maintainer of a package that there is some benefit, be it
> in tools that make their life easier or some concrete benefit for our
Clearly, given the successful uptake of the proposal given it's draft nature,
people are already seeing value. Perhaps like me, one of those values is having
a consistent way of laying out the file, without having to worry about
inventing your own consistent formatting style.
Maybe that's just my mild OCD speaking though. Heh.
Noah Slater, http://tumbolia.org/nslater