Copyright file for Samba4

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Wed Sep 10 22:56:57 GMT 2008

On Wed, 2008-09-10 at 06:49 +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> 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.

Can you do that for me?

My primary concern is for the 'short form' of the licence names, and the
form that has been determined for showing their combination.  It is a
little thing, but having different short names for the GPL versions just
seems silly. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.
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