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Bug#544604: debian/copyright is not a credits file, but for copyright holders only

tags 544604 - wontfix
severity 544604 normal

"Dmitry E. Oboukhov" <unera@debian.org> wrote:
> I'm maintaining a few iceweasel ext packages,
> Some of them were rejected at stage NEW because its copyright didn't
> contain records about all copyright holders and contributors.
> Contributor is a copyright holder for his part.

while in general, a contributor and a copyright holder *can* be the same
person, it does not necessarily have to be so.

in the case of iceweasel-l10n, contributors are not copyright holders
for the official localizations, but the mozilla foundation resp. the
mozilla translation project is (as it was correctly stated in

please re-instate the previous content of debian/copyright, which, what
should not matter in the affairs, has numerous times been examined and
accepted by ftp-masters when iceweasel-l10n had to go through NEW for
every adding of new localizations.

Address:        Daniel Baumann, Burgunderstrasse 3, CH-4562 Biberist
Email:          daniel.baumann@panthera-systems.net
Internet:       http://people.panthera-systems.net/~daniel-baumann/

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