Re: Bug#658209: DEP-5: Clarifying copyright/license requirements
Le Wed, Feb 01, 2012 at 09:23:08PM +0100, gregor herrmann a écrit :
> On Wed, 01 Feb 2012 10:14:11 +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> > @@ -262,10 +265,15 @@
> > <para>
> > 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
> > - licenses.
> > + which applies to the whole package.
> > </para>
> > <para>
> > + 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.
> > + </para>
> > + <para>
> > The following fields may be present in a Files paragraph.
> > </para>
> IMO the "totally optional" is not the best message to send, I think
> we rather mean "optional but recommended".
Good point. Here is the patch that I have committed.
--- copyright-format.xml (révision 258)
+++ 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
@@ -262,8 +265,9 @@
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
The following fields may be present in a Files paragraph.
Are there other blocking issues with this DEP ? If not, I will mark it
accepted after two week-ends.
Have a nice day,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan