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


Russ Allbery:
> The other objection, though, was that, as a project, we don't really
> *like* the MPL 2.0 license.  It's a rather irritating license that we'd
> rather people not use, and having it in common-licenses can be seen as a
> sort of endorsement.  I'm not sure how much weight to put on that
> argument.
Add a README to that directory, along the lines of

>> The licenses in this directory are commonly used by software included in
>> Debian; they are referred to by our packages' /usr/share/doc/*/copyright
>> files.
>> Please read <webpage> if you need advice on which license to use for a
>> new project,

(Do we have such a page, or do we point to an external one?)

-- Matthias Urlichs

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