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Re: [PROPOSAL] Full text of GPL must be included

Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> wrote:

> Personally, I doubt that the .dsc would be copyrightable: it doesn't
> seem likely to have any novel component in and of itself.

Well, I was considering the .dsc file to be part of a copyrightable whole, 
not a copyrightable entity in itself.  It's not worth worrying about.

> Another thing that it might be sensible for Debian to do, which
> I don't think has been mentioned explicitly would be to provide
> the common licenses (GPL, LGPL, Artistic, MIT, BSD) on the
> archive explicitly, as the FSF does with ftp.gnu.org:/gnu/GPL and
> ftp.gnu.org/gnu/LGPL. ...

A prudent and convenient idea.  Why haven't we done this before now?

- Brian

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