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Re: Debian packaging and (possible) Eterm license violations

Ed Hill <ed@eh3.com> wrote:

>> I'm asking because the main upstream author (Michael Jennings) seems to
>> think that the Fedora Guidelines (which are in some ways quite similar
>> to the much-older DSC) are "silly rules which discriminate against
>> packages for no real reason":
>>   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=182175

I don't know the author at all, but from his mail to this bug I don't
think you can't blame him.  His wording is inappropriate, but he has a
point:  If every single file in a source tarball has a license
information, a separate LICENSE or COPYING file is nice, but not
necessary at all.  The other issue is a question of rpm/Fedora packaging
policy which I can't comment on.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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