On 11-06-13 at 03:14am, Felipe Sateler wrote: > On Sun, Jun 12, 2011 at 22:40, Jonas Smedegaard <d...@jones.dk> wrote: > >> Actually, for "*" the listing of "Copyright: 2002-2003, James > >> McCartney" is out of date. I would change it to "Copyright: > >> 2002-2011, James McCartney and others" - that OK? There are many > >> dozens of code contributors so I hope "others" is not too weird. > > > > "others" is not a legal entity. > > > > What needs to be listed in Files sections is the actual copyright > > holders, not all contributors. > > There is not full consensus around this idea. If one can be reasonably > sure that the work is under the listed license, my personal take on > the subject is that one lists all the copyright holders on a best > effort basis. It can perfectly be possible, especially with large and > relatively old packages, that names are forgotten/lost. That doesn't > mean the package is not fit for debian because the copyright file > cannot list all copyright holders. > > In other words, I believe it is acceptable to put "others" in the > Files sections, when filling the complete list is too hard.
I did not write that all others need to be documented. On the contrary, when those others are contributors without holding copyright, I believe they need not be listed. - Jonas -- * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt * Tlf.: +45 40843136 Website: http://dr.jones.dk/ [x] quote me freely [ ] ask before reusing [ ] keep private
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