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Re: DEP5 Copyright Question

Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org> writes:
> On Mon, 18 Jul 2011 14:54:53 -0400
> Nikolaus Rath <Nikolaus@rath.org> wrote:
>> I understand that a DEP5 copyright file lists licenses and copyrights
>> for files in the debian source package directory, rather than for files
>> that are installed by the generated .deb.
>> Does that mean that files that are *generated* during execution of
>> debian/rules (e.g. rendered documentation) do not need to be included in
>> the copyright file?
> Auto-generated files can only have the copyright of whatever creative 
> content is provided by a human writer (not the copyright of the tools
> used in generation). The documentation presumably comes from some kind
> of source files contained in the source package and presents that same
> data in a different format.

Yes, but it also contains images, style sheets and java script libraries
from the rendering tool (Sphinx).

> The copyright of the original data is unaffected (assuming it complies
> with DFSG), the generated content is basically the distribution of a
> modified form of the source itself and hence under the same licence as
> the source itself.
> Declaring the copyright of the source covers any reformatting of the
> source which occurs during the building/packaging/distribution
> process.

Even in this case?



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