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Re: DEP-5: Comment field

Lars Wirzenius <liw@liw.fi> writes:

> The Comment field has been suggested for DEP-5.

> There is a pretty clear consensus that we want it. Thus, I propose this
> to be added to the section explaining fields in the header (the
> paragraph with Format etc):

>          * **`Comment`**
>            * Optional
>            * Single occurrence per paragraph, can occur in each paragraph.
>            * Value: formatted text, no synopsis
>            * Description: This field can provide additional information. For
>              example, it might quote an e-mail from the Debian ftpmaster team
>              justifying why the license is acceptable to the main archive, or
>              an explanation of how this version of the package has been forked
>              from a version known to be DFSG-free, even though the current
>              upstream version is not.

> Comments on Comment?

Looks fine to me, although as a very minor point I'd replace Debian
ftpmaster team with upstream, since that's the more typical case.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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