On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 01:16:53PM +0000, 
quadrispro-gu...@users.alioth.debian.org wrote:
   Update debian/copyright as per DEP-5 spec.

+Files: *

Above line is superfluous with most recent drafts of DEP5.

+Files: gavl/mmx/mmx.h

+File: include/float_cast.h
+Copyright: 2001-2002 Erik de Castro Lopo <er...@zip.com.au>

Above does not comply with newest drafts of DEP5: the file string needs to be usable with find. Prepend "./" and it is good.

+License: GPL-2
+ This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
+ it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
+ the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
+ (at your option) any later version.

Above is not "GPL-2" but "GPL-2+". The trailing "+" is part of the license string, not a separate controlling hint.

+X-Comment: On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public
+ License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2 file.

Interesting approach. I tend to just put upstream licensing string and own additional comments together, as it isn't really "verbatim" anyway due to indentation changes and possibly wrapping. I might reconsider.

Those reading this and *not* abandoning CDBS (as was done here) might be interested in doing a "touch debian/copyright_hints" to enable automated DEP5-based copyright check at build time. That hint file is useful also as basis for transitions of the copyright file to new DEP5 format.

Kind regards,

 - Jonas

* Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
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