debian/copyright for Apache Commons packages

Emmanuel Bourg ebourg at
Fri Jun 12 12:41:27 UTC 2009

Onkar Shinde a écrit :

> Is the new license applicable to the versions of these packages in
> repository? If yes then a bug should be filed for every such package
> with severity 'serious'.
> If the new license is applicable to the versions not yet in repository
> then someone needs to update the versions of the packages. :-)

I checked the packages, the upstream releases of the versions in the 
repository are all licensed under the Apache License 2.0.

Is it necessary to file a bug of each package, or it is possible to file 
only one bug covering all the packages?

> This is generalized. The problem seems to be that Apache License
> entered pretty late in the common-licenses folder (package base-files)
> and the packages where lintian complains have not been updated since
> then.

Ok, I'll build a patch on this basis.

Emmanuel Bourg

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