On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 05:10:11PM -0700, Don Armstrong wrote:
I hope eventually that you'll be able to just run a tool on a source package, get a debian/copyright out of it, and maybe look at a few files which are questionable, then have it be kept automatically updated.
CDBS supports semi-automated tracking using an additional debian/copyright_hints file in DEP5 format which only needs proof-reading (and optional compacting).
In my experience copyright and licensing declarations are too often too fuzzy to rely on full automation. Examples are nice machine-discoverable licenses with a small but crucial addition added right below it.
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