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Re: License of binary packages



On Thu, 13 Nov 2014 21:43:10 +0100 Francesco Poli wrote:

[...]
> The debian/copyright file is intended for clearly documenting the
> licensing status of source packages, not the effective licenses of
> binary packages built from them.
[...]

Mmmmh, I wrote this too fast, on the basis of what was said in the
cited bug log (#694657)...   :-(

But I've just remembered another thread about this same issue:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2013/01/msg00007.html
(with all its direct and indirect replies)

In that thread it is claimed that the Debian Policy is to be
interpreted as requiring that the licensing status of *binary* packages
be documented.

However, in practice, it turns out that this is not always done
thoroughly, whenever the binary licensing differs from the source
licensing...   :-/


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