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Re: DEP-5: clarify batching of copyrights, licenses in a single stanza

On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 10:04:12AM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:
> > On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 04:13:57PM +1000, Craig Small wrote:

> >> We should say explicitly that the copyright field is a rollup of all
> >> relevant copyright declarations for that group of files, yes.

> > Russ, can you suggest some language around this?  "rollup" just conjures
> > images of children's fruit snacks for me. :)

> How about this (written without looking at the detailed wording of the
> document, so may need some massaging to fit into the flow):

>     The Copyright field collects all relevant copyright notices for the
>     files of this stanza.  Not all copyright notices may apply to every
>     individual file, and years of publication for one copyright holder may
>     be gathered together.  For example, if file A has:
>         Copyright 2008 John Smith
>         Copyright 2009 Angela Watts
>     and file B has:
>         Copyright 2010 Angela Watts
>     the Copyright field for a stanza covering both file A and file B need
>     contain only:
>         Copyright 2008 John Smith
>         Copyright 2009, 2010 Angela Watts

I think that clarifies it pretty well, thanks.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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