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Re: copyright precision

Andreas Tille writes ("Re: copyright precision"):
> On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 10:59:09AM +0500, Andrey Rahmatullin wrote:
> > It's at least worth a discussion whether nitpicking at d/copyright is
> > really helping the package quality at all, and if it's worth it.
> I would be interested in having numbers how frequently a d/copyright
> file is accessed by users (should be possible to do via popcon
> techniques).


Yesterday I looked at the copyright file for a package[1] I was
considering using in an AGPLv3+ project, in order to check whether the
package's licence was AGPLv3-compatible.

This approach wasn't successful.  It was hard to determine the
effective licence of the package by looking in debian/copyright,
because debian/copyright was a portmanteau of copies of various
different licences.

In the end up looked at the package's upstream web pages, which
contained a clear answer to the question.

[1] Package will remain nameless because I don't have the effort to
double-check the details and write a proper bug report, and because I
don't want to generate makework bug reports.


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