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Re: Bug#459511: Consider adding Perl License to common-licenses

On Tue, Jan 08, 2008 at 11:18:24PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> "Steve M. Robbins" <steve@sumost.ca> writes:
> > Debian-Policy: I suggested that the Perl license be added to
> > common-licenses.  Santiago Vila, the base-files maintainer, pointed
> > out that the debian-policy list members make this decision.  So I'm
> > floating the idea for discussion here.
> I don't think it makes sense to include in common-licenses something
> that's just a reference to other common licenses.  It's not like the
> boilerplate text for Perl modules is long; it's only about six lines, and
> you'd still need to include at least a couple of lines to refer to the
> file in common-licenses anyway.

True.  But as I carefully explained: in my view, it's not about saving
bytes; it's about labelling.  And about avoiding copying errors, which
manifestly take place.


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