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Re: [RFS] quaneko: An index tool of TXT, PDF, DOC, HTML and others

On Tue, Aug 23, 2005 at 05:13:28PM +0800, LI Daobing wrote:
> On 8/23/05, Thomas Viehmann <tv@beamnet.de> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > LI Daobing (lidaobing@gmail.com) wrote:
> > > I don't know the exactly meaning of your letter. Could you give me an
> > > example of 'a proper copyright notice'. I generate the copyright from
> > > template file by 'dh_make -c gpl'.
> > Which is OK, but you're lacking the actual copyright notice, see [1]. Whenever
> > I look up the URL, I go there via [2] and [3], so that's why I suggested you
> > start at [2] and click through from there. The other stuff on the Mattew
> > Palmer's web pages is pretty good as well.
> I got it. Thanks.
Just to be clear, a proper copyright notice looks like "Copyright (C)
2004, 2005 Justin Pryzby", possibly omitting the "(C)".

The problem is that dh_make used to give a ./debian/copyright of the
form: "Copyright: <boilerplate here>", and lots of people changed it
to "Copyright: GPL.", confusing "copyright" and "license".  I have a
large number of opened bugs [0] about current packages whose
/u/s/d/x/copyright looks like that.

dh_make now [1] uses "Copyright Holder: <boilerplate>" to make the
difference more clear.



[0] http://bugs.debian.org/302984
[1] http://bugs.debian.org/286843

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