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Re: Licenses not in /usr/share/common-licenses

07.05.2012 14:33, Andrea Veri пишет:
> Hi,
> 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 [1], 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 [2] has been started back in 2008 but as of today, 
> has still no decision?
> Thanks in advance,
> Andrea
> [1] http://www.mozilla.org/MPL/2.0/
> [2] 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.

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