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Re: A media type for the machine-readable copyright format ?

Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> writes:

> I would like to experience myself with the submission of media types to
> the IANA, but I have no format of mine to propose.  However, Debian
> released this year a standard for machine-readable copyright files,
> which have been used informally since 2007.  There are parsers that
> exist to produce or validate these files, and we are currently serving
> thousands of them through packages.debian.org, our VCS browsers.
> Obviously, our derivatives also use, modify and distribute these files.

> I am therefore considering to submit to the IANA a new media type, for
> instance text/vnd.debian.copyright, for the machine-readable copyright
> files following the format at
> http://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/copyright-format/1.0/.

> What do you think ?

Sounds like a great idea to me.

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

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