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Re: DEP-5: Please clarify the meaning of "same licence and share copyright holders"

On Wed, 2009-06-10 at 13:53 +0100, Noah Slater wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 11:06:39AM +0200, Fabian Greffrath wrote:
> > If I understand the sentence in question correctly then the proposal
> > really requires me to create all three stanzas... that's insane!
> Why is it insane?

I have a project with over 4,000 source files.
It is 15 years old, so some of those files have 4 or 5 copyright notices
in them from contributors over the years.
Assuming I can coerce grep or awk to do it, the debian/copyright file
would wind up being over 20,000 lines long!  No-one will ever read it,
plus it duplicates information already in the source package.
On the other hand, one line for each contributor means less than a dozen
lines, which makes far more sense IMHO.  But, again, it duplicates
information in the AUTHORS file.

Peter Miller <pmiller@opensource.org.au>
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