On Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 04:38:16PM +0100, Björn Persson wrote:
2: When a package has a list of authors separate from the license
should that list also be tagged as a license file, or is it considered
regular documentation? It seems to me that *who* gives out a license is
important information that belongs together with the license.
With a big "I'm not Fedora Legal" disclaimer, I think the answer here
is really... it depends.
The intent here is primarily to make it possible to exclude bulky
documentation for containers and other space-constrained installations
while keeping legally-required license statements in place. Authorship
files may or may not be part of that.
A second benefit is deduplicating license files themselves, which is
very minor for _space_ but might be useful in determining slight
variations in licenses — either intentional or accidental (or just
things like "FSF address changed again"). This seems very unlikely to
apply to AUTHORS files.
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