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Re: Script to generate common license texts

Hello Balasankar,

Am 04.09.2015 um 19:38 schrieb Balasankar C:
> Hi,
> Is there any script which takes abbreviation of a license (like
> GPL-3+) as input and generates the license text that can be used in
> debian/copyright (80 character wrapped, one space before each line,
> paragraph separated with periods - the whole deal.
> For example, if the script is named 'genlicense', the command
> $ genlicense gpl-3.0+
> should give the following output
> License: GPL-3.0+
>  This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it
> under
>  the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free
> Software
>  Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later
>  version.
>  .
>  This package is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
>  ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
>  FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more
> details.
>  .
>  You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
> with
>  this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
>  .
>  On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License
> version
>  3 can be found in "/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-3".
> Is there any script which does this already? If not, can I write one
> that supports all DFSG-happy licenses and add it to devscripts?

I was successful using the cme command [1] from the package
libconfig-model-dpkg-perl [2]  while refreshing the copyright
information for Icedove to create a base for further working. But there
are surly other tools.

[2] https://packages.qa.debian.org/libc/libconfig-model-dpkg-perl.html

Carsten Schoenert

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