[legal-discuss] [Fwd: [openstack-dev] Call for a clear COPYRIGHT-HOLDERS file in all OpenStack projects (and [trove] python-troveclient_0.1.4-1_amd64.changes REJECTED)]

Mark McLoughlin markmc at redhat.com
Mon Oct 21 20:33:26 UTC 2013

On Mon, 2013-10-21 at 10:23 -0400, Richard Fontana wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 08:17:19AM +0100, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> > Full thread here:
> > 
> > http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2013-October/thread.html#16980
> cc'ing Thomas Goirand.
> I have a feeling something is being lost in the translation from
> Debian to OpenStack, but I'm not sure. I've read the full thread but
> do not understand the issue.

Me too.

> If Debian were to insist on a complete list of all copyright holders
> for each of its packages, it would have to shut itself down.


And I haven't heard an explanation yet as to *why* this information is
important except "a downstream policy with no clear justification
requires it".

> If there
> is a Debian packaging requirement that requires a package maintainer
> to collect all identified copyright holders into a single file, that
> is the package maintainer's responsibility.

Agree with this too ... unless this information is somehow useful and
important in a broader context.


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