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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
>FTP 
>> team's view, unless a license explicitly states that  copyright
>attributions 
>> only apply to source distributions, they apply for source and binary,
>so must 
>> be documented in debian/copyright for license compliance reasons.
>>...
>> GPL requires an "appropriate copyright notice" for both source and
>binary 
>> forms.
>
>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.

Scott K