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Bug#768292: debian-policy: please allow copyright file to refer to license text in separate files

On 06/11/14 13:02, Bill Allombert wrote:
> I do not thing that policy allow it, because that break the assumption that
> the copyright contains all the relevant information. olicy 2.3 below states
> "a verbatim copy" which exclude indirections.

That's why this is wishlist. I don't think policy does allow it, and if
possible, I would like that to change; I suspect that an 87K copyright
file containing four Creative Commons licenses each indented by 1 space
is not the most useful form for this information :-)

(If nothing else, separating out long licenses like CC and MPL as their
upstream-distributed verbatim text would be better for filesystems that
can de-duplicate at the file level, like btrfs.)


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