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Re: DEP-5: Clarifying copyright/license requirements

gregor herrmann <gregoa@debian.org> writes:

> I'd rather add a disclaimer/preface at the beginning that says in BIG
> FRIENDLY LETTERS that DEP5 is only about formatting and doesn't change
> any requirements (which are [or should be] spelt out in policy).

It turns out that there's already something there at the start:

    This is not a proposal to change the policy in the short term. In
    particular, nothing in this proposal supersedes or modifies any of the
    requirements specified in Debian Policy regarding the appropriate
    detail or granularity to use when documenting copyright and license
    status in debian/copyright.

but I don't think people have read that as saying what we're trying to say
above, although I believe that's the intention.  Maybe because it
conflates two things: a change in Policy, and not requiring additional

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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