Re: copyright for debian/* files, collab-maint access
Lukas Schwaighofer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I declared my ITA gmrun and I have two questions:
> 1. The current debian/copyright is written in a way that it does not
> apply to the debian/* files.
The copyright file (you don't say which, so I am looking at
does not mention any files specifically. This is typically taken to mean
that the copyright, and license grant, applies to the work as a whole.
That includes, IMO, the ‘debian/*’ files unless otherwise stated. If the
Debian packager wants to mention files specifically they have the option
when writing that file.
> So, as far as I can tell, the previous maintainers have not stated
> under which license they make their work available.
So by the above logic, I think the previous maintainers *have* stated
explicit license grant to their work, by writing the ‘debian/copyright’
file in the way they did.
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