Copyright if package is taken over?
The package I maintain (lives) is based on Gerkan Senguns package. His
package had many lintian problems, so I removed all lintian warnings and
got the package uploaded to Debian. Since then I've updated the package
with new upstream versions many times. When the package was first
uploaded, Gerkan said I could remove all the debian/changelog entries by
him. The debian/copyright still lists him as debianizing the package,
and licenses the packaging to him (under GPLv3). If I leave the bit
listing him as origionally debianizing the package and copyright the
packaging to me, saying I origionally based the package on his package,
would that conform to GPLv3 and Debian Policy?
Harry Rickards - firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com
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