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Bug#536730: lintian: [checks/copyright-file] Overstatement about years and authors in copyright-without-copyright-notice?

Le Sun, Jul 12, 2009 at 06:12:25PM -0700, Russ Allbery a écrit :
>     http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2006/03/msg00023.html
> which says what Lintian says:
> | Your debian/copyright file must contain the following information:
> | 
> |  - The author(s) name
> |  - The year(s) of the copyright
> because that's where I copied it from.  :)
> This has recently been discussed at some length in debian-devel, which
> is probably not a bad place to discuss it.  debian-policy might also
> work.  Lintian intentionally doesn't set this sort of policy, only
> follows policy set elsewhere.

Thanks for the explanation, I thought that Lintian had only ties with the
Policy. I will eventually question on a broader audience discussion list the
necessity of listing the authors name if they do not hold the copyright. I am a
bit unsure what is the exact question that was asked by Debian to the SPI
lawyers about copyright statements, so to save time and effort it is probably
better to wait for their answer first.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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