Bug#593533: debian-policy: Proposal to stop requesting to list initial Debian maintainers in debian/copyright
Don Armstrong <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I don't think that initial packagers should be special-cased, but the
> copyright and licensing status of the packaging should be made clear in
> the copyright file to the extent possible.
> How to do this without making all packages instantly buggy, though, is
I think that's actually handled by the previous paragraph:
Every package must be accompanied by a verbatim copy of its
copyright information and distribution license in the file
file must neither be compressed nor be a symbolic link.
not that everyone realizes that would apply to the Debian packaging files
as well as the upstream source.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>