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Re: GR proposal: Do not require listing of copyright holders

Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> writes:

> as per Constitution 4.1.3, I am proposing the following General
> Resolution.
> 8< ----- 8< ----- 8< ----- 8< ----- 8< -----
> The Debian project hereby resolves that the copyright files of binary
> packages shipped in the distribution are not required to contain an
> accurate and up-to-date listing of copyright holders.

Can you please let us finish having a conversation before you turn the
issue into a confrontational vote?

Many of us are already trying to work through what the requirements are
and understand from what the current policy stems, including both Manoj
and I who on first glance agree with you, and I have seen no sign as yet
that we can't reach a mutually agreeable conclusion.  But people are
already freaking out about this, despite the fact that the conversation
has just started, and now you're proposing a GR when we have only had one
round of question and reply.

If we reach a clear, unbridgable point of disagreement where both sides
understand the motivating factors of the other side and still disagree,
then we can look at whether a GR is an appropriate resolution.  But right
now, this is harmfully premature.

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

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