Bug#658209: DEP-5: Clarifying copyright/license requirements
It is needed to underline clearly that the machine-readable format
(DEP 5) does not require to document more information than before,
is optional, and is not a part of the Debian Policy.
(the above is inteded for the BTS summary function)
Le Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 06:30:48PM -0800, Russ Allbery a écrit :
> Maybe the easiest way through this impasse is to just say explicitly in
> DEP-5 that only the license and copyright information required by the
> Debian archive policy is required here, and that while the format *allows*
> more information to be provided if one desires, it does not *require* any
> of that. This is probably going to require special language around the
> case of a Files: * stanza.
Le Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 10:04:03PM +0100, gregor herrmann a écrit :
> On Thu, 19 Jan 2012 12:29:29 -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> It migh be clearer to leave it out and start with "Nothing in ..."
> or rephrase it a bit:
> This proposal does not modify any of the requirements specified
> in Debian Policy regarding the appropriate detail or granularity
> to use when documenting copyright and license status in
would the follwing be sufficient in your opinion ?
--- copyright-format.xml (révision 252)
+++ copyright-format.xml (copie de travail)
@@ -42,8 +42,11 @@
automatically extract licensing information.
- 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
+ This specification is not part of the Debian Policy, and its use is
+ 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
@@ -262,10 +265,15 @@
The declaration of copyright and license for files is done in one or
more paragraphs. In the simplest case, a single paragraph can be used
- which applies to all files and lists all applicable copyrights and
+ which applies to the whole package.
+ Only the license and copyright information required by the Debian
+ archive is required to be listed here. While the syntax of the Files
+ paragraph allows more information to be provided if one desires, it
+ is totally optional.
The following fields may be present in a Files paragraph.
Have a nice day,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan