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Re: some thoughts on DEP-5

Le Sat, May 21, 2011 at 01:43:25AM -0400, Joey Hess a écrit :
> Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:
> > 1) The description of the License field says:
> > >Otherwise, this field should either include the full text of the
> > >license(s) or include a pointer to the license file under
> > >`/usr/share/common-licenses`.
> > 
> > This could be interpreted as if just the pointer would be enough, which is
> > however (AFAIU) not what is meant by the policy 12.5, which says a verbatim
> > copy must be included and the pointer is (AFAIU) just something that should
> > be given in addition?!
>      Packages distributed under the Apache license (version 2.0), the
>      Artistic license, the GNU GPL (versions 1, 2, or 3), the GNU LGPL
>      (versions 2, 2.1, or 3), and the GNU FDL (versions 1.2 or 1.3) should
>      refer to the corresponding files under `/usr/share/common-licenses',[1]
>      rather than quoting them in the copyright file.

Actually, the Policy does not contain all our requirements for debian/copyright
files (#462996) and the following announce suggests that when license headers
are available, they should be reproduced:



Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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