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Re: Transitional (dummy) packages considered silly

Emilio Pozuelo Monfort <pochu@debian.org> writes:
> Goswin von Brederlow wrote:

>> Do you happen to know the chapter/section where that is said?

>> Note that "12.7 Changelog files" does not require a
>> /usr/share/doc/changelog for native packages.

> 2.3. Copyright considerations
> -----------------------------

>      Every package must be accompanied by a verbatim copy of its copyright
>      and distribution license in the file
>      `/usr/share/doc/<package>/copyright' (see Section 12.5, `Copyright
>      information' for further details).

Yup.  And since a package necessarily includes metadata, including a
package description, which is copyrightable material.

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

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