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Re: Adding missing license files



On 27/08/06, Anthony Green <green redhat com> wrote:
In a review, I was told:

MUST: If (and only if) the source package includes the text of the
license(s) in its own file, then that file, containing the text of the
license(s) for the package must be included in %doc.

Now the package's README includes the text below.  I added a GPLv2
COPYING file as SOURCE1 and installed it as a %doc file.  Is this really
wrong?  It's hard to imagine why.

It's likely that the missing COPYING file from the tarball is an
oversight upstream - the best way of fixing this is to file a bug with
the upstream maintainer saying that the COPYING file is missing, and
politely asking them to add it to the tarball of the next release. In
my experience, maintainers are usually very responsive to this.

Jonathan.


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