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Bug#781654: copyright-format: "IBM CPL" -> "CPL" in license short names table

user debian-policy@packages.debian.org
usertags 781654 + informative proposal

>   in the short name license tables, shipped as part of the machine readable
> copyright format specification and available online at
>   https://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/copyright-format/1.0/#license-short-name
> the long name of the Common Public License (CPL) is incorrect.
> It currently reads "IBM Common Public License", but it should simply be "Common
> Public License", without leading "IBM". This is confirmed by both
> http://spdx.org/licenses/CPL-1.0 (which the table entry points to) and
> http://opensource.org/licenses/cpl1.0.php

Hi Stefano,

this is correct.

Since the long names from the license table are not formally used in the
specification, I think that the issue is non-normative and can be corrected
without changing the revision number in the Format string of the Copyright

I am wondering if it would be better to mark the corrected version of the
specification as 1.0.1 in the text, but keep distributing the files as 1.0, or
to just correct the version 1.0 without incrementing any revision number

What do other people think about this ?

> (Many thanks to Mike Milinkovich for spotting this.)

Thanks indeed, and have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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