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Re: Bug#316487: debian-installer-manual: Missing copyright credit: Karsten M. Self for section C.4

Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org> wrote:

> A past error does not prohibit the maintainer from excising any part
> of the work, at his discretion.  You don't get to say "you made a
> mistake in the past, so you're not allowed to remove my work now".

Regardless of what we do in future versions, we're currently
distributing material in violation of a copyright holder's license. Our
choices are pretty much:

a) Remove the material concerned from the installation guide in woody
and sarge and get new versions uploaded to the archive. Apologise
profusely. Potentially still be sued.

b) Add attribution to the current version of the guide. The copyright
holder has indicated that he'd let the matter drop in that case.

c) Ignore the issue.

We are *breaking the law*. The correct response is "Oh, fuck, how can we
fix this", not "Stop complaining, it's against our policy to attribute
people so we'll remove your material instead".

Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.legal@srcf.ucam.org

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