Re: DEP5: copyright statement form, etc
On la, 2010-11-13 at 20:12 +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?
After the discussion, I am applying the attached patch for this.
=== modified file 'dep5.mdwn'
--- dep5.mdwn 2010-11-14 11:19:15 +0000
+++ dep5.mdwn 2010-11-20 09:13:46 +0000
@@ -222,6 +222,11 @@
Copyright 2008 John Smith
Copyright 2009, 2010 Angela Watts
+ The Copyright field may contain the original copyright statement
+ copied exactly (including the word "Copyright"), or it can
+ shorten the text, as long as it does not sacrifice information.
+ Examples in this specification use both forms.
* Licensing terms for the files listed in **`Files`** field for this paragraph
@@ -543,7 +548,7 @@
Upstream-Name: X Solitaire
- Copyright: 1998, John Doe <email@example.com>
+ Copyright: Copyright 1998 John Doe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This program is free software; you can redistribute it
and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public
@@ -567,7 +572,7 @@
- Copyright: 1998, Jane Smith <email@example.com>
+ Copyright: Copyright 1998 Jane Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>