Re: Copyright of debian/*
Le 02/01/2021 à 11:30, Matthew Vernon a écrit :
I have noticed some packages using the newer machine-readable copyright
format, but not specifying any copyright for debian/*
FWIW, I do that in most of the (simple) packages I’m maintaining: I’m
fine using the same license as upstream, hence the “Files: *” catch the
correct license also for debian/*.
The debian/ directory in those packages may have very little
copyrightable content anyway (not sure a trivial override in d/rules or
data in d/u/metadata would eligible for example). The only creativity is
often limited to the package description, that is directly copied (or
adapted) from upstream, or a patch cherry-picked (or forwarded)
upstream, where I’m not even the copyright owner (upstream is, so again,
“Files: *” catches the correct information).