Re: Documenting copyright holders in debian/copyright
- Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 04:30:23 +0000
- From: Scott Kitterman <debian@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Documenting copyright holders in debian/copyright
On October 31, 2018 3:59:42 AM UTC, Adrian Bunk <bunk@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>On Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 09:34:59PM -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
>> 1. Most licenses require copyright statements to be included. In the
>> team's view, unless a license explicitly states that copyright
>> only apply to source distributions, they apply for source and binary,
>> be documented in debian/copyright for license compliance reasons.
>> GPL requires an "appropriate copyright notice" for both source and
>My reading of 7(b) of GPLv3 would be that it is not required.
Section 7 is about "material you add to a covered work", it's not about things someone else has copyright on. See section 4 which is referenced by Section 5 for source distribution and Section 6 for binary distribution.