On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 16:51, Jonas Smedegaard <jo...@jones.dk> wrote:
> Hi Felipe,
> You write to me personally, even though the packaging has now moved to the
> Multimedia team.  Was that intentional?

No, it was not. Just force of habit, i think.

> On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 04:35:27PM -0400, Felipe Sateler wrote:
>> On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 15:44, Jonas Smedegaard <d...@jones.dk> wrote:
>>> On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 01:37:28PM -0400, Felipe Sateler wrote:
>>>> May I ask you update that please? I updated the manual to version 5.12 a
>>>> couple of weeks ago, the changes are in the git repository. Maybe then we
>>>> can release the updated manual?
>>> Updated now.
>>> But please check the changes to copyright_hints, like this:
>>>  QUILT_PATCHES=debian/patches quilt push -a
>>>  DEB_MAINTAINER_MODE=1 debian/rules pre-build
>>>  DEB_MAINTAINER_MODE=1 fakeroot debian/rules clean
>>>  QUILT_PATCHES=debian/patches quilt pop -a
>>>  mv debian/copyright_newhints debian/copyright_hints
>>>  git diff --color-words
>>> ...or however you want to do the last part.
>>> It seems at least Michael Gogins has newly appeared.
>> Michael Gogins has since a long time authored manual entries. He just
>> appeared in the copyright hints, it seems.
> How do you mean "he just appeared"?  That he is really not a copyright
> holder and it is wrong that his name appeared there?

He just appeared in some file, thus detected by the copyright script.
However, note that currently we have everything as copyright Andres
Cabrera and others. Upstream is not really thorough in tracking
copyrights, so trying to work out which file was authored by which set
of people is not something I think is a reasonable use of anyone's

> And did you check thoroughly? I just mentioned his name as an example - I
> believe there were more differences than that.

There are many new files, and I do not track each one to see if a new
copyright holder appears. However, I do follow upstream's list, and
the license has not changed for the manual, which means contributions
to the manual are licensed as GFDL.

>> BTW, can the licensecheck2dep5 learn how to compact files into globs?
>> I mean, if the misc subdir is completely with one license, it could
>> compact it from:
>> misc/file1
>> misc/file2
>> etc...
>> to:
>> misc/*
>> That would make the hints file much more readable.
> I agree that would be more readable, but not sure it would be sane: Main
> purpose of the hints file is to detect changes (using DEP-5 format like the
> copyright file is just an added bonus), and misc/* in one release may not
> mean the same as misc/* in another.

Hmm, very true.


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