Re: lintian: empty (transition) packages shouldn't need a copyright file
On Tue, Jun 26, 2001 at 09:00:18AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> Even an otherwise empty package contains metadata files (or
> else what good does it do?), and these metadata files need a
> copyright file giving the license under which they are distributable,
> So I don't think there is anything wrong with Lintian
> complaining about the lack of a copyright notice -- there should
> always be one, if only for the metadata.
If this is an issue, we have a problem, as (almost?) no non-native
packages have copyright statements on their metadata.
Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, Queen Mary, Univ. of London
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