[Pkg-fonts-devel] RFC: fonts-pompiere
dr at jones.dk
Tue Nov 3 07:34:50 UTC 2015
Quoting Gioele Barabucci (2015-11-02 19:20:10)
> Am 02.11.2015 um 09:06 schrieb Fabian Greffrath:
>> Am Sonntag, den 01.11.2015, 20:51 +0100 schrieb Gioele Barabucci:
>>> claimed to be Karolina Lach on both Google Fonts (official release
>>> website) and Sorkin Type's website. However the licence and the rest
>>> of the documentation say that the font is (c) Sorkin Type. For this
>>> reason I wrote the name of the designer in the package description
>>> and I have left the licence text untouched. Is this the correct way
>>> to go?
>> as Jonas already pointed out, the Author and the Copyright Holder of
>> a work are not necessarily identical. There are e.g. some GNU
>> projects that require copyright assignment from code authors. The
>> relevant part, however, is the Copyright, whereas the Authorship is
>> merely a nice extra information (unless the license requires to
>> explicitely credit the Authors).
> Thank you for the clarification. Given that I have not found a
> "Author" field, I suppose that what I have done is all one can do.
Apart from crediting the author in long description field which I find
nice that you've done, even if unneeded for legal or technical reasons,
there's one practical improvement you might do with the author info:
debian/copyright should preferrably contain the preferred way to get in
touch with upstream. For machine-readable format of that file, it is
the "Upstream-Contact:" paragraph of the topmost section. If the
project explicitly mentions their preferred way(s) of contact then
obciously list that, else if project has an issue tracker I suggest
listing that, but as a last resort what I commonly do is try locate the
email address (or failing that some Homepage) of the original author to
list in that paragraph.
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