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Re: debian/* license of non-free packages

On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 08:43:27AM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 06:50:57AM +0000, Bart Martens wrote:
> > > For the packages I maintain, I now refrain from doing so when the contents of
> > > the debian directory are trivial.
> > 
> > I guess you don't bother to claim copyright for trivial debian/* files.
> > 
> > When there is no copyright and license information for the debian/* files, then
> > this can mean different things.
> From my perspective according to DEP5 it can only mean one thing: The
> license is the same as specified in "Files: *" and you blame the
> copyright holder mentioned in this stanca as copyright holder also for
> debian/*.

That would be a fair assumption, but as long as the author of the debian/*
files hasn't stated this, it's an assumption.

> The latter is no problem for simple debian/* dirs and using
> the same license as the code seems to be reasonable anyway.

Sure, for simplicity it's best to use the same license.


Bart Martens

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