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Copyright: in d/copyright - Questions about writing copyright info


I'm new to packaging, and I am currently trying to write 'd/copyright'
file. I am watching some other repositories for studying the

I can see that some packages have an upstream author's URL in their
'Copyright:', like 'Copyright: https://github.com/authorname'.
Even though the upstream source has their explicit copyright
information--like 'year name'-- in copyright file--like 'LICENSE.txt'.

Now I have some questions:
  - Is it a one of the conventions? Can I write like that?
  - Why use only the author's URL instead of the author's copyright
    information like 'Copyright: year name <email>'?
  - Is there a d/copyright guideline to read?
    (I am currently studying with [1] [2] [3].)

This might be a silly question, of newcomer (= me).

Always a lot of appreciating!

[1] https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-source.html#copyright-debian-copyright
[2] https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/maint-guide/dreq.en.html#copyright
[3] https://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/copyright-format/1.0/

Jongmin Kim

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