Bug#698019: libav: the effective GPL-licensed status of the binary packages should be clearly documented

Charles Plessy plessy at debian.org
Mon Jan 14 01:55:38 UTC 2013

On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 11:43 PM, Francesco Poli (wintermute)
> > 
> > I think that the effective licensing status of the binary packages
> > (GPL-2+ or GPL-3+) should be explicitly and clearly documented in the
> > comment at the beginning of the debian/copyright file and, probably, in
> > the binary package long descriptions, as well.

Le Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 09:50:58AM +0100, Reinhard Tartler a écrit :
> I am not happy at all with cluttering the binary package description
> with license blabla. I would do so only as last resort

Dear Reinhard, Francesco and everybody,

I think that the Debian copyright file of libav 6:9.1-1 is clear enough with
its comment in the header, and that it is best to keep the license information
out of the description of the package.

Note that the machine-readable format also allows License fields in the header
paragraph to give the license information for the package as a whole.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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