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Re: RFC: DEP-3: Patch Tagging Guidelines

On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 7:20 AM, Charles Plessy<plessy@debian.org> wrote:

> The dh_make template for debian/copyright induces many developers to put their
> packaging work under the GPL, and I have already seen packages whose license is
> otherwise BSD-ish with such patches. If the maintainer suddenly goes MIA and
> the patch is non-trivial, then in theory if we want to respect what is written,
> we are stuck with a GPL'ed patch. Therefore, we have an optional License field
> to make things crystal clear if necessary.

Sounds like dh_make needs a bug report about the default packagaging
license, could you file one?



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