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Re: Sponsorship requirements and copyright files

Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> writes:

> On Tue, Mar 24 2009, Ben Finney wrote:
>         If the spec is being bruited under the understanding that
>  the flaws do not matter

Who's doing that? Of course the flaws matter.

>         So answering criticism of the current spec with "well, it is not
>  going to be policy any time soon, so just urn your attention elsewhere"

If you got that impression, I can only say I don't think it's
accurate. Try this:

The machine-parseable copyright format is still in draft form and is
not currently mandatory, so no-one is forced to use it.

Those who don't like the form it's currently in are welcome to discuss
it, once the discussion moves to a forum more amenable to actually
building on what is discussed. I believe this is in progress with a
DEP under way.

Those who don't like the very *idea* of a machine-parseable format for
‘debian/copyright’ apparently exist, but I don't understand their
position yet :-)

>         There are wrinkles being pointed out already.

Sure. I eagerly await the appearance of the DEP so the discussion can
properly get underway; as it is, this is currently far more heat than

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  `\                       that He approve ours.” —Helga Bergold Gross |
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Ben Finney

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