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Re: Bug#284340: base-files: Please remove reference to UC in BSD license and add other licenses

reassign 284340 debian-policy

On Sun, 5 Dec 2004, Francesco Poli wrote:

> Package: base-files
> Version: 3.0.2
> Severity: wishlist
> Please remove reference to a specific copyright holder (The Regents of 
> the University of California) in /usr/share/common-licenses/BSD and 
> rename it 3-clause-BSD. Including only one narrow variant of the
> BSD license seems highly error-prone.
> Moreover, please add 2 clause BSD license, Expat (a.k.a. MIT) license,
> and X11 (a.k.a. MIT) license in /usr/share/common-licenses/
> Refer to http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2004/11/msg00158.html and 
> following few replies.
> In other words, I would think that the following licenses belong in
> /usr/share/common-licenses/  :
> [...]

You probably have not read base-files FAQ. Please read the answer
to this question:

Q. Why isn't license "foo" included in common-licenses?

IMHO, the licenses you propose to be added to /usr/share/common-licenses
are short enough that no disk space is saved at all by having a "single"
copy in base-files. For this reason I think we could even remove the
current BSD license itself, since it's just 1499 bytes long.

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