Re: Sponsorship requirements and copyright files
Giacomo A. Catenazzi wrote:
> Joerg Jaspert wrote:
>>>>> The real problem here is that FTP masters require the list of copyright
>>>>> holders to be up-to-date each time the package goes through NEW.
>>>>> Whatever justification exists for this requirement, I???m starting to find
>>>>> it unacceptable. If a package has to go through NEW, it takes about
>>>>> twice as much time to update this list than to do the actual packaging
>>>>> Why is this list needed?
>>>> Often the license requires it. For instance the BSD license says,
>>>> "Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright".
But we do distribute binaries in the debs - and debian/copyright is
not only for the source but also ends up in the deb.
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