On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 11:24:11AM -0400, Felipe Sateler wrote:
On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 05:23, Jonas Smedegaard <d...@jones.dk> wrote:
On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 10:43:22PM -0400, Felipe Sateler wrote:

I'm sorry if I'm being annoying with this thing, but I'm trying to
really understand the issue here.

On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 20:49, Jonas Smedegaard <d...@jones.dk> wrote:

We only have detailed copyright information for the few scripts we
already have documented. What do you propose to do? Expand the Andres
Cabrera and others into the 35 or so names (and others)?

Whatever it is that you believe makes this package DFSG-free, document

Above you argue to me that the concrete names are not the important
part, but the story is.  Do not explain to me, but to the world.

Hmm. I believe you are confusing copyright assignment with
DFSG-freeness. The license is GFDL with no cover texts, so it is DFSG free.
Copyright years and names are a different matter.

They go together: Only the copyright holder can rightfully grant a
license.  So if copyright holders are not properly accounted for, licensing
is bogus!

So your point is that, if we do not know exactly who wrote what, we need
to find out a way to make sure all contributors have made the software
available under the advertised license?


If, as I understand from you, we are unable to get an explicit statement
from upstream who is copyright holders of all parts of their distributed

This is true.

then we should do the second best of listing who it might be, and
documenting why the information is vague - and we should then discuss with
debian-le...@lists.debian.org if such info is acceptable.

OK. I'll update debian/copyright with this info. It will be a brief
summary of the history page, and a list of all known contributors.


 - Jonas

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