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Re: [DEP5] License field in the first paragraph ?

Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> writes:

> But there are two other main reasons why I want an overall package
> license:

Okay, I'm convinced there's a case for having an option of copyright and
license that applies to the package as a whole, as distinct from
applying to each individual source file.

I agree with Russ that where we acknowledge copyright applies, we need
to have explicit license; so if we allow “Copyright” field in the
header, the “License” field needs to be present also (and, I suppose,
vice versa).

 \       “… whoever claims any right that he is unwilling to accord to |
  `\             his fellow-men is dishonest and infamous.” —Robert G. |
_o__)           Ingersoll, _The Liberty of Man, Woman and Child_, 1877 |
Ben Finney

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