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

Le Thu, Nov 06, 2014 at 09:44:29AM +0000, Simon McVittie a écrit :
> Some packages currently have stanzas like this in their copyright files:
>     License: MPL-2.0
>      The complete text of the Mozilla Public License 2.0 can be found in
>      the `MPL-2.0' file in the same directory as this file.
> It is not clear to me whether Debian Policy allows this.

Hi Simon,

within our current practice, the MPL-2.0 license would need to be added to
/usr/share/common-licenses to allow quoting it from the Debian copyright file.
Last time Russ looked if the license was frequent enough, the answer was no.
But you can have a look at tools/license-count in the Policy's source package,
and run it again at lintian.debian.org to see if the situation changed
significantly.  That would solve your problem with this license.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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