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Re: Bug#47438: Copyright Information (Debian Policy Manual)

On Mon, Jun 29 2009, Russ Allbery wrote:

> Jonathan Yu <jonathan.i.yu@gmail.com> writes:
>> Does the Debian Policy Manual's copyright information need to be
>> updated?
>> Currently it says:
>>    Copyright Notice
>>    Copyright © 1996,1997,1998 Ian Jackson and Christian Schwarz.
>>    But clearly the new contributors should have a copyright line as
>> well, indicating their contributions in the meantime?
> The problem there is basically that we don't know who to list.  I
> suppose we could go back to the beginning of Manoj's arch history and
> then troll the changelog for more people to list, but that has a lot of
> limitations.  Also, we'd be listing dozens of people if we were
> comprehensive, although I suppose we could move that to an appendix.
> See http://bugs.debian.org/47438 for lots of discussion of this.

        I am afraid looking at my arch history will not be enough, since
 I often did not mention all the people involved in crafting wording for
 policy rule; so we really have no idea who all might be copyright
 owners in policy.

        I also do not see this as a problem, since we are unlikely to
 try to ever change the copyright (even more unlikely that we can't

        I would much rather work on the docbook rewrite; I have a draft
 proposal lying around here, with an example, which I need to finish up
 and submit to the mailing list. However, I am finding job hunting
 taking up inordinate amounts of time :-(

Bachelors' wives and old maids' children are always perfect. Nicolas
Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>  
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