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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.
  * **`License`**
    * Licensing terms for the files listed in **`Files`** field for this paragraph
@@ -543,7 +548,7 @@
     Upstream-Name: X Solitaire
     Source: ftp://ftp.example.com/pub/games
-    Copyright: 1998, John Doe <jdoe@example.com>
+    Copyright: Copyright 1998 John Doe <jdoe@example.com>
     License: GPL-2+
      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 @@
     Files: debian/*
-    Copyright: 1998, Jane Smith <jsmith@example.net>
+    Copyright: Copyright 1998 Jane Smith <jsmith@example.net>

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