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Re: length of Debian copyright files

On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 03:43:17PM +0000, Simon McVittie wrote:
> I think part of the problem might be this vicious cycle: the NEW queue
> is an asynchronous gatekeeper/progress blocker, which gives maintainers
> a strong incentive to get things accepted first time (because a NEW
> rejection will double the delay), which means maintainers are incentivized
> to dot every i and cross every t in the copyright file even if it isn't
> strictly necessary, which means the ftp team are given larger and more
> verbose copyright files to read, which presumably means the NEW queue
> takes longer than it otherwise could.
Do you mean it's not essential to track and list all licenses and
copyrights? IIRC only one simplification is permitted and I don't even
remember which one is it (maybe combining copyright years and names into
one entry? or just years?).


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