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Bug#694883: debian-policy: copyright format: please clarify the recommended form for public domain files

user debian-policy@packages.debian.org
retitle 694883 copyright-format: please clarify the recommended form for public domain files
usertag 694883 normative issue

Le Sat, Dec 01, 2012 at 07:33:57PM +0100, Francesco Poli (wintermute) a écrit :
> I understand that saying:
>    Files: [specification of which files...]
>    Copyright: none
>    License: public-domain
>     [explanation of why the files are in the public domain...]
> would be a good way to document that the files under consideration
> are not subject to copyright.
> Could this be recommended more explicitly in a future update of
> the machine-readable debian/copyright file format specification?

Thanks Francesco.

As discussed on debian-legal, let's review this when the specification needs to
be updated.  For the moment, the most likely issue in line to trigger the
update would be to incorporate the Files-Excluded field proposed by Andreas
Tille, if it gains support, broader use and consensus.


Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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