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Re: DEP5: Making "Files: *" non-optional

On Mon, Sep 13 2010, Russ Allbery wrote:

> Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@ieee.org> writes:
>> On Mon, Sep 13 2010, Lars Wirzenius wrote:

>>         As far as I know, I don't have a single package for which a
>>  copyright field applies 6to all files in the source package (I might
>>  have missed one, but I think not).  I don't think I have a copyright
>>  notice that applies to a package as a whole, but I am not a lawyer. If
>>  a source package is an aggregated work, with bits of the package coming
>>  from different sources and authors, not all copyright notices apply to
>>  the whole package.
>>         In such a case, how can I not have, umm, the first paragraph? :-)
> This is similar to the issue that prompted the discussion that Lars is
> referring to.  I believe that once that change is made, you can achieve
> your goal by having a debian/copyright file with only one paragraph, with
> License and Copyright fields in that paragraph.  That will present license
> and copyright information about the entire package without making any
> statements about specific files.
> If you want to add subsequent paragraphs about specific files, you can
> also do that.  As long as you have no Files: * paragraph, this should have
> the semantics you desire.

        Ah, of course (smacks forehead). Yes, that indeed does address
 my issues, I was just slow seeing it. Sorry for the noise.

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