Hi Alessio (and others),

On Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 10:36:34PM +0000, ales...@users.alioth.debian.org wrote:

debian/copyright: Remove reference to /usr/share/common-licenses/BSD file to make lintian happy.

-X-Comment: On Debian systems, the complete text of the BSD License
- can be found in `/usr/share/common-licenses/BSD'.

I believe above is wrong: That comment should not simply be removed, but replaced with a verbatim copy of the text which was formerly located below /usr/share/common-licenses/.

Lintian is a helper tool. Following its suggestions is optional (although some "suggestions" are these days of so high certaintly that ftpmaster rejects uploads based on them) - following Debian Policy is mandatory, however - not only those parts possible to systematically spot using e.g. lintian!

The reason that file was removed, as I recall (and understood), was that too often it was not that exact file which was used in projects, but slight variations.

Kind regards,

 - Jonas

 * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
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