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Re: copyright file problems

On Fri, Dec 03, 1999 at 08:02:05PM +0100, Tomasz Wegrzanowski wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 03, 1999 at 07:29:58PM +0100, Gergely Madarasz wrote:
> > Since I started working on the ftp archive, I've found at least three
> > packages in incoming which come with a licence like this:
> > 
> > This library is free software; you can redistribute it
> > and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
> `The same licence as perl' is one of the most popular license in
> the free world. And I like it because I dont have to look
> into every perl module's copyright for 2 pages of text, which
> points you to 2 other licenses and then explains how to
> use one of them.

Isn't that sweet?

> You shouldnt shut down packages just for using this
> without prior consensus that this practice have to be finished.
> There is neither consensus nor even a discusion on this topic !
> If you really find the same as perl licence a problem, submit
> as wishlist bug to package containing `/usr/share/common-licenses/'

Or, alternately, you (or the applicable maintainer/s) shouldn't add
incomplete license terms in /usr/doc/*/copyright without prior consensus,
or without starting an open discussion on the matter, or should consider
filing a wishlist bug to get it added to /usr/share/common-licenses.

Sheesh. The ftp-maintainers aren't meant to do everything for you. Get
off their backs.

aj, who thinks having it added to /usr/share/common-licenses would probably
    be reasonable.
Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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