Re: PostGIS 2.1.4
On 09/25/2014 04:32 PM, Markus Wanner wrote:
> On 09/25/2014 04:21 PM, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
>> We can use some more wildcards, but we also need a lot of separate license
>> specifications for individual files.
>> For doc/* CC-BY-SA-3.0 should be used, but there are some differently
>> licensed files under the doc directory (mostly Makefile templates).
>> The autotools script have different authors, copyright years and licenses,
>> requiring a lot of extra license specifications.
>> There has been some debate about what to document in the copyright file
>> triggered by the recently introduced lintian checks for dep5, that was
>> mostly about generated files from autotools.
>> The relevant documentation is:
>> And the related policy sections:
>> The policy doesn't specify much other that that the verbatim copyright and
>> license needs to be included.
>> The copyright-format specifiction says:
>> "The Copyright field collects all relevant copyright notices for the files
>> of this paragraph. Not all copyright notices may apply to every individual
>> file, and years of publication for one copyright holder may be gathered
>> together. For example, if file A has:"
>> So it's possible to more group files with the same license even if the
>> copyright is not identical between the files.
> Thanks for all these pointers. I'll dig through those later today.
> I understood you're currently working on it? Please feel free to push to
> the git repo.
I've completed the review of the all the files lintian complained about,
and updated the copyright file accordingly.
The package is good to go now I'd say.
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