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Re: CC0 and authors' names in Copyright field

Gioele Barabucci <gioele@svario.it> writes:

> What should the Copyright field contain for packages dedicated to the
> public domain with CC0?

DEP 5 <URL:http://dep.debian.net/deps/dep5/> is Debian's standard for
the ‘debian/copyright’ content.

Note that “CC0” is not *quite* the same thing as “public domain”, since
it isn't clear whether it actually results in a work entering the public
domain; and some jurisdictions simply don't have the “public domain”
concept. See <URL:http://dep.debian.net/deps/dep5/#public-domain>.

The CC0 declaration has its own keyword for the License field, see
<URL:http://dep.debian.net/deps/dep5/#license-specification>. Use that
keyword in the synopsis, and show the text granting the CC0 on the work
in the body of the License field.

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Ben Finney

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