How to handle license for packaging bits when none is specified
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- Subject: How to handle license for packaging bits when none is specified
- From: Onkar Shinde <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 1 May 2012 16:46:51 +0530
- Message-id: <CAKBPJyg8_756tjf8aP-CotRw7tGnfKWF1maByz8NSz6ZgPxE=Q@mail.gmail.com>
I am working on refreshing cdk package. First I wish to fix some bugs
and then I will be working on new upstream release.
I wish to convert the d/copyright file to the newly approved copyright
1.0 (previously dep5) format. This package was initially created by
'Daniel Leidert (dale) <firstname.lastname@example.org>' as specified in
current copyright file. Problem is there is no license associated with
the packaging bits and Daniele has already asked to be removed from
uploaders list via a bug. Note that Daniele is listed as one of the
upstream authors as well.
Now the question I am facing is how to document licensing for
packaging bits for the time when Daniele was maintaining it. Is there
any generic guidelines to handle this?
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