El Monday 25 August 2008 07:24:12 Ben Finney escribió: > Noel David Torres Taño <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > > > El Monday 25 August 2008 06:08:38 Ben Finney escribió: > > > In this situation, the package maintainer has the unenviable task > > > of retroactively acquiring explicit written license grants to > > > these specific works. This can be done for each work by either or > > > both of finding such a grant made by the copyright holder to that > > > work in the past, or by contacting the copyright holder to get > > > such a grant from them. > > > > I'm doing that work actually. I've found the webpage of one of the > > authors and checked that his files are GPLv2. That will be stated in > > the 'debian/copyright' of the next release of the package, and I'm > > trying to find all the other authors. > > Great, thank you for taking on this task. Remember that the > 'debian/copyright' file needs to show the copyright holder's explicit > grant of license to the work. > I think it is my duty as the new package maintainer. > > My main problem is with the files created by Marcelo himself, which > > unique copyright or license is that of the 'debian/copyright' file. > > What we need for each work is an explicit grant of license from the > copyright holder. If there is good reason to believe that we have that > for particular works, then you can copy that exact text into your > 'debian/copyright' as the grant of license for those particular works. > Well, how to do that exactly? For example, some icons come from a page in which the author says: "The icons are distibuted under the GNU General Public Licence, Version 2, June 1991." Must I copy exactly this phrase? or can I simply say Files: icons/Paul/* Copyright: Copyright Paul Emsley <email@example.com> Note: Copyright year unknown, seems to be 1997, most probably before 1999 (included) License: GPL-2 granted at http://www.chem.gla.ac.uk/~paule/WindowMaker/ copy at http://rolamasao.org/wmaker-data/Paul/ instead? And how to do about Marcelo's own files? Check the package at etch to see the exact copyright file I found. No year, no explicit grant and no version number (which is what started this thread). > -- > \ “Our products just aren't engineered for security.” —Brian | > `\ Valentine, senior vice-president of Microsoft Windows | > _o__) development | > Ben Finney > > Thanks Noel Torres er Envite
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