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Bug#628997: gecko-mediaplayer maintenance

On Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 18:15, Sebastian Ramacher <s.ramacher@gmx.at> wrote:
> Hi,
> thank you for uploading gmtk.
> On 01/06/2012 01:03 AM, Aron Xu wrote:
>> IMHO for the most commonly used build systems, like autotools and cmake, the
>> license of those files can be omitted in d/copyright.
>> As you had mentioned, I did a quick check for gecko-mediaplayer's copyright and
>> found two problems:
>> 1.INSTALL is not licensed under GFDL, also GFDL isn't DFSG Free.
> So we could actually drop all the build system related stuff in
> debian/copyright? This would make it much more simpler.

Yes for the default build system files generated by autotools.

>> 2.For files that have multiple licenses, for example MPL-1.1, GPL-2+
>> and LGPL-2.1+,
>>  we need to add the "license block" in d/copyright, also including the
>> actual text of
>>  those three licenses.
> Isn't it enough the way it is? We have the text of all three licenses in an
> extra block and the files are marked appropriately.

It's probably enough, but better to have all the given information included.

> We probably should ask upstream to clarify the copyright status of src/*.[c,h].
> Most of the files seam to be modified a lot.

It will be great to do so.

Aron Xu

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