Bug#593533: debian-policy: Proposal to stop requesting to list initial Debian maintainers in debian/copyright
On Wed, 18 Aug 2010, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Charles Plessy <email@example.com> writes:
> > Information about the initial Debian maintainers partially overlaps the
> > information in debian/changelog, and the copyright statements for the
> > packaging work.
> Under normal circumstances, it always duplicates information in
> debian/changelog (there are some edge cases where it doesn't, but I think
> they're rare).
> > diff --git a/policy.sgml b/policy.sgml
> > index 9037de8..e924b5a 100644
> > --- a/policy.sgml
> > +++ b/policy.sgml
> > @@ -9554,9 +9554,8 @@ END-INFO-DIR-ENTRY
> > <p>
> > In addition, the copyright file must say where the upstream
> > - sources (if any) were obtained. It should name the original
> > - authors of the package and the Debian maintainer(s) who were
> > - involved with its creation.
> > + sources (if any) were obtained, and should name the original
> > + authors.
> > </p>
> > <p>
Seconded as well. For cate's concerns, I think it's reasonable to have
people add copyright notice for the debian packaging in the copyright file
but I don't see any reason to impose it. Most of the packaging might be
non-copyrightable in many cases...
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