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Re: copyright stanzas

gregor herrmann <gregoa@debian.org> writes:
> On Thu, 05 Feb 2009 16:39:45 -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:

>> there's a special exception for Perl packages since GPL 1 is not in
>> common-licenses.  Lintian recognizes when to apply that exception by
>> looking for the phrase "as Perl itself"
> ... or "License-Alias: Perl" (since 2.2.2).
> (But maybe I and Adam made a mistake when proposing/adding this
> change.)

It's a correct change in the sense that the tag was wrong in that case.
But having License-Alias: Perl without the text saying that the package is
under the same license as Perl is also a bug, just a different one.  :)

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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