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Re: [Debian Perl Group Policy] Proposal for the debian/copyright handling: Should follow copyright-format 1.0


Thanks for all feedback and suggestions.

On Fri, Jul 06, 2012 at 10:40:20AM -0600, gregor herrmann wrote:
> ... or ...
> > http://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/copyright-format/

Okay, attached is the updated proposed patch to policy.pod.

From 98e0c3202cfea0d32412f74184351109464c6be5 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Salvatore Bonaccorso <carnil@debian.org>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2012 20:48:56 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] Document handling of debian/copyright in policy

Add a note that every copyright file should follow copyright-format 1.0
(or newer) as released together with Debian Policy 3.9.3.
 policy.pod |   26 +++++++++++++++++++-------
 1 file changed, 19 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

diff --git a/policy.pod b/policy.pod
index 4f6734b..2786065 100644
--- a/policy.pod
+++ b/policy.pod
@@ -24,19 +24,21 @@ Perl Group Git Guide (L<http://pkg-perl.alioth.debian.org/git.html>).
 =item 3. L<debian/control handling|/"debian/control handling">
-=item 4. L<debian/watch handling|/"debian/watch handling">
+=item 4. L<debian/copyright handling|/"debian/copyright handling">
-=item 5. L<Package Naming Policy|/"Package Naming Policy">
+=item 5. L<debian/watch handling|/"debian/watch handling">
-=item 6. L<Test suites|/"Test suites">
+=item 6. L<Package Naming Policy|/"Package Naming Policy">
-=item 7. L<Debian Maintainers practice|/"Debian Maintainers practice">
+=item 7. L<Test suites|/"Test suites">
-=item 8. L<Release Process|/"Release Process">
+=item 8. L<Debian Maintainers practice|/"Debian Maintainers practice">
-=item 9. L<Authors|/"Authors">
+=item 9. L<Release Process|/"Release Process">
-=item 10. L<License|/"License">
+=item 10. L<Authors|/"Authors">
+=item 11. L<License|/"License">
@@ -168,6 +170,16 @@ The pkg-perl group members prefer to directly use debhelper when packaging. We
 suggest you don't use cdbs as part of the build process for packages intended
 to be group-maintained.
+=head1 debian/copyright handling
+Each package should have the copyright file F<debian/copyright> following the
+copyright-format 1.0 or newer. copyright-format 1.0 as released together with
+Debian policy 3.9.3 is documented at
+All released copyright-format specifications can be found under
 =head1 debian/watch handling
 Each package should have a watch file (F<debian/watch>) to make manual and

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