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Summaries, was: handling Mozilla with kid gloves

Francesco Poli <frx@firenze.linux.it> wrote:
> On 25 Feb 2005 11:17:19 GMT MJ Ray wrote:
> > Well-meaning authors can go look at similar packages already
> > in main and check the copyright file.
> Imitating other licensors and repeating the same poor choices again and
> again? [...]

Maybe, but good/poor comments are a bit more judgement than
the DLSes give too. They say "this licence is foo" rather than
giving recommendations for what you think is the most common
want. Interestingly, the recommendations given on this list
are pretty consistent (modBSD, MIT/X11 and GPL) but mentioned
in the unofficial FAQ rather than the /legal/licenses/ page.

> IMHO, license proliferation should be limited as far as possible, not
> encouraged...

I agree, which is part of the reason why I said "similar packages"
to hopefully make it easy to combine within a field.

> > If anyone thinks it's a good idea to generate indexes from
> > copyright files, I'm happy to help, but I don't have a local
> > debian mirror to play with.
> Could you elaborate?
> What do you mean by indexes in this context?
> Something like database indexes?

Something like: this licence is associated with these packages.

My Opinion Only: see http://people.debian.org/~mjr/
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