COPYING file in UnixUtils
I am looking at updating the version of unixutils in Debian.
One of the recent changes in Debian is that due to the many
variants of the BSD license, Debian no longer keeps a copy of
the BSD license at /usr/share/common-licenses/BSD.
This usually means that the package's debian/copyright should
copy the license file included in the package. Unfortunately
you UnixUtils package's COPYING file contains just three
While that is good enough for most users grabbing thepackage
from Hackage, it will not pass the standard required by the
Debian package gatekeepers.
The DHG group would very much appreciate it if you could update
the COPYING file in your package with the full license text. I
have included a copy of the standard 3 clause BSD license below.
All you need to do is replace "Your Name" and the copyright
Copyright Your Name YYYY-YYYY
All rights reserved.
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are
* Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
* Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above
copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following
disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided
with the distribution.
* Neither the name of the copyright holder nor the names of other
contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived
from this software without specific prior written permission.
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS
"AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT
OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,
DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY
THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
(INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE
OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
Erik de Castro Lopo