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Re: RFS: inotail -- inotify enhanced tail (updated package)

On (24/09/06 18:43), Tobias Klauser wrote:
> Hi,
> On 2006-09-24 at 17:19:13 +0200, James Westby <jw+debian@jameswestby.net> wrote:
> >   * You have missed the copyright info for inotify.h in
> >     debian/copyright. There is also no license information for this
> >     file, can you get it and add it?
> This file was taken from the Linux Kernel source tree and slightly
> altered (Dropped everything in #ifdef __KERNEL__ as not needed and
> useful in userspace). So this is licensed under the GPL. Would it
> suffice to add a notice about this to debian/copyright (plus the
> copyright information for the same file)? Or might it be better to
> depend on linux-kernel-headers and take the file from there
> (/usr/include/linux/inotify.h)?

It is fine to lift this file and keep it in your package, but if you do
then it needs appropriate license information. This must then be
documented in debian/copyright.

The other alternative is to use the header file from /usr/include, in
which case you don't need to worry about this issue. 

It is up to you down which route you go. Maybe someone else can say what
would suffice to allow you to go down the first route. Perhaps just a
note about where the file came from and so what license it is under
would suffice.


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