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Re: DEP-5 format definition hell

On 05/29/2011 11:53 PM, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> On Sun, May 29, 2011 at 01:57:29PM +0200, Sven Hoexter wrote:
>> I currently see a wild mix of different format definitions used by people
>> hitting debian-mentors. While I personally don't care as long as
>> the copyright file is complete I don't think this fulfills the goal of
>> this DEP.
> This is because DEP5 is not finalized yet. When its inclusion into
> the debian-policy package is final, the official copy of the spec
> will be at a URL that will be like this:
>     http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/copyright-format/1.0
> When this is ready, there will be an announcement on debian-devel-announce
> and every other Format: URL will need to be amended. Until then,
> use whatever you feel best like. The spec suggests something like this:
>     http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/dep/web/deps/dep5.mdwn?op=file&rev=REVISION
> which seems like a reasonable thing to do, since it documents what
> version of the spec the file is written against.
I think it'd be great if what you wrote above was also at:




P.S: What's blocking DEP5 from reaching the policy?
I think it's great the way it is right now already...

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