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Bug#610083: Remove requirement to document upstream source location in debian/copyright ?

Package: debian-policy
Severity: wishlist

Le Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 12:21:02PM -0400, Joey Hess a écrit :
> Especially if the plan is to later remove policy's requirement that
> copyright specify the Source, which would presumably mean deprecating
> the field in DEP5. And there's a good agument that policy's current
> requirement is vestigial, having been supersceded by more specific
> information that is provided in a machine-usable format in the watch
> file and Homepage field. The only remaining use for Source in DEP5 would
> then be things like "Source: usenet posting from 1983".

Dear all,

I support Joey's comment and propose to simply remove the requirement from the
Policy. I do not think that people will remove the information from
debian/copyright without having a Homepage field if they do not have one, so I
propose to keep thinks short and to not cross-reference nor replace with

Note that I also proposed the deletion of the second part of the paragraph
below in #593533.


-- Charles

>From 9a58ade93eeaddd5208a744b174d5288a7daac61 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org>
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2011 19:26:32 +0900
Subject: [PATCH] Remove requirement to document upstream source location in debian/copyright.

 policy.sgml |    3 +--
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/policy.sgml b/policy.sgml
index 642f672..e00ece9 100644
--- a/policy.sgml
+++ b/policy.sgml
@@ -9608,8 +9608,7 @@ END-INFO-DIR-ENTRY
-	  In addition, the copyright file must say where the upstream
-	  sources (if any) were obtained.  It should name the original
+	  It should name the original
 	  authors of the package and the Debian maintainer(s) who were
 	  involved with its creation.

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