Re: DEP-5 meta: New co-driver; current issues
On Thu, Aug 12 2010, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> On to, 2010-08-12 at 14:59 +0200, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
>> On 08/12/2010 02:45 PM, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
>> - Migrating all packages to the new format is an insane task which
>> would take a *long* time and a lot of work.
> There is no goal to migrate all packages. That's a strawman.
I found that surprising; perhaps I have forgotten a lot about
this proposal. So, if I understand this correctly, this proposal is to
come up with some way of creating a standard format for copyrights that
is not meant to be universal (since lacunae that make it unusable for
some packages are not going to be addressed), and not all packages will
ever have a machine readable copyright?
I had hoped that we would try for a format simple enough to be
generally usable (just a header Type: GPL; Subtype: V3) would address a
lot of use cases without being onerous and much more detailed than what
is required now.
Do we know what use cases we are trying to address? Just having
a machine parseable list of licenses per package (perhaps with known
tags for popular licenses, and other) seems to be far more simply
addressed than the complex schema I seem to recall being bandied
The 80's -- when you can't tell hairstyles from chemotherapy.
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.golden-gryphon.com/>
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