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Bug#566220: [PATCH] Clarify "verbatim copy of its copyright and distribution license"

On Mon, Feb 08, 2010 at 09:16:29AM +1100, Ben Finney wrote:

> There is an additional factor here. Reportedly, the ftpmasters have a
> policy that all Debian packages must have all copyright notices for the
> package duplicated in the package's ???copyright??? file.

Agreed, the ftpmasters have a larger role than most of us in 
interpreting this policy.

However, I don't believe they unanimously interpret policy as you suggest
as we manifestly have copyright files that simply summarize copyright 
statements rather than duplicate them verbatim.  Rather, I presume
there is a mix of opinions on the ftpmaster team as there is in 
Debian as a whole.


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