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Re: License of binary packages

Le Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 05:35:00PM +0100, Ole Streicher a écrit :
> I asked this question already some months ago in debian-mentors, but
> didn't get an answer:
> How is the license of a binary Debian package determined?
> The file debian/copyright only contains the license of the sources;
> however the binary license may differ -- f.e. when a BSD source is
> linked to a GPL library. Also there is usually more than one license
> used in the sources.

Hi Ole,

in some packages I maintain, I put such information in the debian/copyright
file (in the License field of the header, as I am using the machine-readable

However, it is not canonical, nor automated.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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