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Re: DEP5: copyright statement form, etc

On Sat, 13 Nov 2010 20:12:15 +0000, Lars Wirzenius wrote:

> * Should we suggest people keep the upstream copyright statements
> verbatim, including the word "Copyright" or c-in-a-circle or whatever?
> Or should we suggest that they can also shorten them to, say, "2010, J.
> Random Hacker"? I'm fine with either. Currently the examples use the
> shortened form, so there's an implicit suggestion, but should be
> explicit about it? Or change the examples? Opinions?

I prefer the shortened form; for me having it in the examples
without explicitly mandating it would be enough.
> * At the moment the License field's description says the first line can
> only be a single short name, but the intention is clearly that it can be
> an arbitrary "license shortname expression", with examples given later
> in the document. Would everyone be OK if I change it to say "First line:
> an abbreviated name for the license, or expression giving alternatives
> (see *Short names* section for a list of standard abbreviations)."
> instead?

Fine with me.
> The editorial changes, plus these two items, are the final things left
> for DEP5, except for the review for licenses, shortnames and SPDX
> compatibility.


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