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Re: Sponsorship requirements and copyright files

Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> writes:
> On Thu, Mar 26 2009, Russ Allbery wrote:

>> One intermediate way in which I could see this specification going into
>> Policy without it being required for anyone would be to add a
>> subsection of the copyright section that says "you are not required to
>> use any particular format for debian/copyright, but if you *want* to
>> use a structured format, please use this one."  I can see some value in
>> doing that without requiring the format and I think it would fit into
>> the mandate of Policy to do so.

>         You think policy shol recommend people use a format known to ve
>  flawed, in draft form, and scheduled to be radically changed?

No, no.  Not until it's been discussed and is fairly stable.  Sorry, I
wasn't clear.  My only point was that we can put it into Policy without
making it mandatory (or even recommended unless people *want* to use a
machine-parsable format).

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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