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

Reinhard Tartler siretart at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 06:27:25 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 1:20 AM, Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk> wrote:

> I'll setup a mechanism to have libav extend the copyright file for each
> binary packages, adding to header section a reasoned effective license.
> ...and will start do similar for all the other packages that I am
> involved in, as I examine copyrights and licensing for those and convert
> to machine-readable format.

TBH, I think the best way to go from here is to extend the
specification to include extra fields that cover the effective license
of given binary packages, and have debhelper and similar packaging
tools install appropriate package.copyright files from that.


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