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Re: copyright precision

On Fri, Aug 12, 2016 at 5:42 AM, Dmitry Bogatov wrote:
> [2016-08-11 21:09] Moritz Mühlenhoff
>> Simon McVittie <smcv@debian.org> schrieb:
>> > In particular, if this thread comes to the conclusion that more needs to
>> > be done than what maintainers currently do, then it should be something
>> > actionable;
>> Or we could rather automate the generation of debian/copyright entirely
>> by letting fossology detect all the copyright holders and license holders
>> at upload time. That would even provide up-to-date copyright files since
>> effectively 95% of all debian/copyright files are written once for the
>> initial upload and then never touched again.

I don't think it will ever be feasible to completely automate license
detection. Especially since there are packages where the only free
license is specified in debian/copyright.

> $ apt-cache search fossology
> [nothing]
> What I miss?

Kate Stewart is working on bringing the packaging up to scratch so
that it can enter Debian again:




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