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Re: DEP-5 for Upstream

Schrober wrote:
> I've read from time to time that DEP-5 should also work for upstream. Since 
> SPDX looks to complicated to have it stored in the upstream repos, I wanted to 
> use the more simpler, but still extreme useful DEP-5 in a license file. Is it 
> ok to use DEP-5 for a LICENSE file and how should it be changed? For example 
> the "On Debian systems, the full text of the GNU General Public..." part 
> sounds wrong for an upstream version.

I use DEP-5 this way for my software. I use a wording like this to
meet both use cases:

License: GPL-3+
 The full text of version 3 of the GPL is distributed as doc/GPL in
 this package's source, or in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-3 on
 Debian systems.

see shy jo

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