Re: Documenting copyright holders in debian/copyright
- Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 03:03:09 +0000
- From: Scott Kitterman <debian@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Documenting copyright holders in debian/copyright
On October 31, 2018 2:44:46 AM UTC, Sean Whitton <spwhitton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>On Tue 30 Oct 2018 at 09:34PM -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
>> Somewhat recently there has been significant discussion within the
>> regarding the necessity of documenting copyright attribution in
>> debian/copyright. The FTP team has reviewed the situation and takes
>> following position: [...]
>Thank you for working on this.
>> 4. The FTP team believes that documenting copyright holders in
>> debian/copyright is a good idea. If policy were modified to make it
>> lines of SHALL if the license does not explicitly allow it to be left
>> binary distributions and SHOULD in all other cases, the FTP team
>> would be a good change make maintainer's efforts easier when a
>> allows for it.
>We don't use the term 'shall' in Policy. We have 'must', 'should' and
>'may' (see Policy 1.1). I assume you mean the RFC2119 meaning of
>'shall', which is equivalent to 'must'?