[maemo-developers] Licensing of dummy packages / of the packaging

From: Loïc Minier lool at dooz.org
Date: Thu Jul 26 16:58:24 EEST 2007
        Hi there,

 There are some dummy / dependencies-mostly packages in the maemo
 archive such as haf-marketing-release or maemo-af-desktop-l10n which do
 not carry much licensing information.  The debian/copyright file is
    Copyright (C) 2006 Nokia Corporation
 and pretty much nothing more.

 Would it be possible to clarify that the packaging or the full source
 are under the LGPL for example?

 I don't think you *need* to explicitely declare the licensing of all
 the packaging in all packages, but the mostly empty ones are without
 any license, and that's a bit problematic.  Perhaps you can simply add
 a COPYING.LGPL file and a small statement that "this package is under
 the LGPL version foo blahblah".

Loïc Minier

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