Re: Licenses not in /usr/share/common-licenses
07.05.2012 14:33, Andrea Veri пишет:
> while packaging a few extensions (mainly licensed under the MPL)
> within the pkg-mozext team we received a few rejects from the FTP Team
> having the following rationale:
> "the MPL license is not installed under /usr/share/common-licenses,
> thus the full text has to be added into debian/copyright."
> Since the MPL is not a short license , we decided to handle the
> current situation by linking the license to a static file included in
> the /usr/share/doc/xul-ext-packagename directory this way:
> "License: MPL-1.1
> The complete text of the Mozilla Public License can be found in
> the `MPL' file in the same directory as this file."
> We, then, received another reject. So, what's the working solution for
> these kind of cases? is it including the full text of the license a
> bit of a non-sense when we can directly link back to a static file?
> what's the rationale behind including the full license? why the
> relevant bug report  has been started back in 2008 but as of today,
> has still no decision?
> Thanks in advance,
>  http://www.mozilla.org/MPL/2.0/
>  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=487201
I think now it's the best to include full text into debian/copyright.
Until (if ever) MPL included in base-files.