Jonas Smedegaard <email@example.com> writes: > Quoting Vasudev Kamath (2016-07-21 16:19:18) >> Thorsten Alteholz <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: >>> can you please take care of all those lintian warnings like: >>> W: fontforge source: file-without-copyright-information ... >> >> There is no copyright on those files. So I've asked upstream to >> clarify here ¹ and a related pull request is here ². >> >> Earlier we asked upstream about the copyright related issue ³ and Dave >> Crossland from upstream mentioned that copyright for these files can >> be collectively referenced as "The Fontforge Authors", I could have >> added a wild card catch all with this information but that does not >> feel right because its job of author to assign copyright and not of >> the packager. >> >> So in short the issue is already notified to upstream and all these >> files are collectively licensed as GPL-3 and copyrighted collectively >> as "The Fontforge Authors". > > What Thorsten/ftp-masters request is to "take care of lintian warnings", > not specifically that those files be treated as copyright-protected. Aye understood. Thanks for clarification. > > Those lintian warnings are (roughly) that files distributed doesn't > match files covered in debian/copyright. > > One way to "take care of it" is to override lintian. > > Another (better, IMO) approach is to list the files in debian/copyright > - i.e. add one or more sections covering group(s) of files without > copyright and licensing, with comments on why it is deemed legally ok > for us to distribute anyway. I think I will go with second approach and list down the files without copyright information. Regarding Licensing can't we assign collective license here?.. > > >> Do the FTP Master still thinks its not correct to upload this package >> till all copyrights are in place?.. (I'm not sure when that will >> happen either). > > I believe in any case when a package is rejected it needs re-uploading. > > Instead of waiting for a response for ftpmaster (which in my experience > can potentially take a while) I suggest simply go ahead and address > their request as I interpret it above, and (if ftpmaster hasn't replied > by then, instructing differently) simply upload that and see if they > approve it. Thanks. I will start working on this and upload as soon as its finished.
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