[ovs-dev] [patch] Debian: make debian/copyright more friendly to the ftpmasters

Simon Horman horms at verge.net.au
Tue Aug 24 01:00:23 UTC 2010

On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 02:52:18PM -0400, Jesse Gross wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 1:17 PM, Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 06:34:36PM +0900, Simon Horman wrote:
> >> Signed-off-by: Simon Horman <horms at verge.net.au>
> >
> > Thank you.  It looks about right, but I think that we need to
> > distinguish authors from copyright holders.  The @nicira.com email
> > addresses of authors, for example, correspond to Nicira Networks as
> > copyright holder, as opposed to the individual authors.  I'm not sure of
> > a good phrasing for this, do you have a suggestion?
> Maybe we can do something generic like:
> Copyright is retained by the respective authors or their assignees.

I suspect that would be fine.

> Ideally we could also either just reference the AUTHORS file or say
> that the author is the Open vSwitch project, without having to
> maintain a second copy of the list.

This I am less sure about, but it would certainly be nice
not to have a copy of AUTHORS bit-rotting in debian/copyright.

> I don't know what Debian policy is on either of these.
> The section about include/openvswitch specifies GPL v3 but it should be v2.

Will fix.

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