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Re: Unaddressed use cases for machine-readable debian/copyright files

Guillem Jover <guillem@debian.org> writes:

> Something that is also a common source of confusion, is that because
> it specifies a Files field, it seems it compels people to do very
> fine-grained splitting. Personally I have no issue with coalescing
> copyright notices, as long as they are all for the same license, etc.
> I even coalesce copyright years for the same owner.

+1.  I would strongly encourage people to do this wherever possible.
There doesn't seem to be much purpose served by being more granular,
unless it's a side effect of automatically generating the file or

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

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