On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 02:58:32PM +0100, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
The current DEP5 draft has this paragraph: For a ''non-free'' package to be autobuilt, `debian/copyright` must contain an explanation that autobuilding is not forbidden (see [20061129152824.GT2560@mails.so.argh.org](http://lists.debian.org/msgid-search/2 0061129152824.GT2560@mails.so.argh.org)). It is proposed to use an extra field in the header, with name **`X-Autobuild`**, that would contain `yes` in the first line and the explanation in the others. Is this a good way of doing that? The referred-to e-mail says that an XS-Autobuild header in the debian/control (not copyright) file is required. Is there a need for a particular header for this in debian/copyright? Would not the Disclaimer field be sufficient? I propose to remove the entire paragraph. If the consensus is against that, I propose we rename the field to Non-Free-Autobuild instead of using an X- prefix. Opinions?
I agree that we should avoid this altogether from the copyright file.I also agree that if others want it strngly, it is better renamed as you propose.
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