On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 11:16:07AM -0400, Felipe Sateler wrote:
On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 20:21, Jonas Smedegaard <jo...@jones.dk> wrote:
On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 06:14:22PM -0400, Felipe Sateler wrote:

On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 18:12, Felipe Sateler <fsate...@gmail.com> wrote:

On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 18:00, Jonas Smedegaard <jo...@jones.dk> wrote:

Please see http://www.csounds.com/manual/html/PrefaceHistory.html for a short summary of the csound manual.

And BTW, there is code in debian/rules that parses that page to generate a non exhaustive list of contributors. It is currently commented out, though. It is in common-post-build-indep.

I lost you here.  What is it you are trying to say?

You insist that it is ok to cover most authors as "and others" instead of listing their names explicitly in debian/copyright, yet you ask me to go investigate the details. Why?

Sorry for being confusing. I have to admit I was very unclear.

The page lists the complicated history of the manual. The important part is that the licensing was some non commercial license, and MIT held the rights to change that (Barry Vercoe et al were working at MIT while developing csound and the manual). Finally the licensing was changed to GFDL, and the manual moved to a sourceforge CVS repository, where the current development is still done. There is no way we can track who did what change to which file, but the best we can do is expand the "Andres Cabrera and others" to a list of 35 names and still have the "and others".

I think at least we should document the situation in debian/copyright, then. Not needed to include all history, only status quo is relevant (if possible without laying it all out). And not all contributors are relevant, only those claiming copyright.

And BTW, the code is broken :p.

How so?  Something I did?

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