Copyright file for Samba4

Christian Perrier bubulle at
Wed Sep 10 04:49:15 GMT 2008

Quoting Jelmer Vernooij (jelmer at

> > It is a pity they have chosen a subtly different format to that which
> > Fedora maintains for the short-hand for licences. 
> >
> Yeah, indeed. The two formats seem to've been introduced independently
> at around the same time (summer last year).

As, TTBOMK, the machine-parseable copyright format is not yet adopted
in Debian, it's maybe not too late to mention and point to the Fedora
effort on the Debian wiki page about machine-parseable copyright file.

Adding a mention that, as (an important) upstream, the Samba Team is
concerned by both projects adopting different format would probably
help the convergence to happen.

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