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Re: Documenting copyright holders in debian/copyright





On October 31, 2018 2:44:46 AM UTC, Sean Whitton <spwhitton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>Hello,
>
>On Tue 30 Oct 2018 at 09:34PM -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
>
>> Somewhat recently there has been significant discussion within the
>project
>> regarding the necessity of documenting copyright attribution in
>> debian/copyright.  The FTP team has reviewed the situation and takes
>the
>> 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
>along the
>> lines of SHALL if the license does not explicitly allow it to be left
>out of
>> binary distributions and SHOULD in all other cases, the FTP team
>believes this
>> would be a good change make maintainer's efforts easier when a
>package license
>> 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'?

Yes.

Scott K