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Re: Bug#688251: #688251: Built-Using description too aggressive

tag 688251 patch

Le Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 08:57:34AM +0900, Charles Plessy a écrit :
> I would like to make the short-term clarification for the next revision of the
> Policy.  In its simplest form, it could be the addition of something like "when
> the combination of licenses requires to keep all the sources", plus a footnote
> informing that the case of the libc and libgcc are being investigated, and that
> the current practice is to consider that we can benefit form their exception to
> the GPL.

Dear all,

do you think that the attached patch would solve the problem ?

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan
>From e5bed2a92f642a9068ac4261c01d111b50a0b292 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:26:31 +0900
Subject: [PATCH] Policy: underline that Built-Using is only to be used when
 license requires.

Closes: #688251
 policy.sgml | 8 +++++++-
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/policy.sgml b/policy.sgml
index 113429b..e0b36a7 100644
--- a/policy.sgml
+++ b/policy.sgml
@@ -5563,7 +5563,13 @@ Replaces: mail-transport-agent
-	  A <tt>Built-Using</tt> field must list the corresponding source
+	  When the licensing terms of the incorporated parts require to provide
+	  their source <footnote>
+	    As of September 2013, the current practice in Debian is to consider
+	    that we can benefit from the GPL exceptions for the libc, GCC and
+	    similar packages.
+	  </footnote>,
+	  a <tt>Built-Using</tt> field must list the corresponding source
 	  package for any such binary package incorporated during the build
 	    <tt>Build-Depends</tt> in the source package is not adequate since

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