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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?

Le Wed, Oct 02, 2013 at 08:25:48AM +1000, Ben Finney a écrit :
> DEP 5 <URL:http://dep.debian.net/deps/dep5/> is Debian's standard for
> the ‘debian/copyright’ content.

Hello Ben and Gioele,

Just to clarify, the “machine readable debian/copyright file” specification,
developped as “DEP 5”, is a stardard, but its use is not mandatory.  The
debian/copyright can also be written free-form, or following other formats (if
any) that preserve a good human-readability.  Currently, the canonical URL
for the standard is <http://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/copyright-format/1.0/>.

As for CC0, as Ben explained, it is a license, and the simplest is to list the
copyright holders as for other licenses.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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