Rejected Package - Licence question
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the package for the new upstream version of synopsis
(http://synopsis.fresco.org/) which I created was
> rejected, your debian/copyright misses information.
> The manual has a different one than the rest.
> And at least Manual.texi looks non-free:
> Permission is granted to make and distribute verbatim copies of this
> document provided the copyright notice and this permission notice
> are preserved on all copies.
An earlier version of the package is already in Debian
and it also contains the file Manual.texi with the same
copyright information, but the file was only in the
source package while the new version now contains a
- -doc package which allows to install the manual.
How can I modify the package to allow it to go in main?
- - Do I have to repackage the orig.tar.gz file to get completely
rid of the problematic file?
- - Is it sufficient to remove the Manual from the -doc package?
- - Anything else?
Also, I already contacted the upstream author, and it was not
really intended to make the Manual non-free by this copyright
statement; any hints how to make the manual DFSG-compliant
in the future are welcome (I suppose a valid solution is to
simply remove the copyright statement from the file).
The package is available at
Thanks for any hints & Best Regards,
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