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Re: RFS: gconf-cleaner - GConf database cleaner

On Fri, Aug 10, 2007 at 05:32:35PM +1000, Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org> wrote:
> On 8/10/07, Julien Valroff <julien@kirya.net> wrote:
> > > AUTHORS file doesn't need to be installed (debian/copyright covers it)
> >
> > Removed from the binary package.
> >
> > I must say I have hesitated as it was automatically added by
> > dh_installdocs. As the copyright file is obvisouly present in all
> > packages, couldn't we consider this as a bug in dh_installdocs?
> That was probably CDBS, not dh_installdocs. I don't think it is a bug,
> because not everyone lists the upstream authors in the copyright file.

That not everyone lists the upstream authors in the copyright file, which
is a bug in itself, doesn't make installing the AUTHORS file less a bug.

What makes it less a bug is that authors are not necessarily copyright
holders. Well, they are, but with copyright assigment, what ends up in
the copyright file is not necessarily their names. For example, software
with copyright assigned to the FSF will have the FSF as copyright holder
listed in the copyright file, but a bunch of different authors.


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