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Re: Bug#566220: What criteria does ftpmaster use for the ‘copyright’ file of a package?

Le Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 07:11:23PM -0800, Russ Allbery a écrit :

> The current practice is that verbatim is not a clearly defined term and
> people are using a common-sense, and imprecise, definition.

Then let's face the complex reality and document what you described in the 
Policy. What is sure is that the practice does not enforce “verbatim”
stricto-sensu. We could write ‘copyright notices must be reproduced in
debian/copyright; they can be agregated to a degree that is left to the
appreciation of the archive administrators’.

Anyway, I think that I have taken my decision and will propose a GR later. We
wasted already too much time on this issue. Not everybody has the same common
sense, so we need clear guidelines.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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