[Vote] FlashBox

Bhavani Shankar R bhavi at ubuntu.com
Fri Jul 27 16:46:26 UTC 2012

On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 9:33 PM, John Vrbanac <john.vrbanac at linux.com> wrote:
> On 07/27/2012 08:47 AM, Bhavani Shankar R wrote:
>> - found that licensecheck says that some files are in public domain
> Woops, I misunderstood the licensing guidelines. I was under the impression
> that files without a stated license and copyright fell under the license
> stated in the debian copright. My mistake. Live and learn right? Thank you
> for your patience while I'm learning the appropriate arb standards.

Your perception is right John, Normally files in which licences are
not specified gets covered by the license in d/copyright

For instance:

licensecheck has this in its output:

flashbox/flashcache.py: *No copyright* UNKNOWN

which means there is no license specified for this specific file

But in d/copyright you see:

Files: *
Copyright: (C) 2012 Javed Khan <tuxcanfly at gmail.com>
License: GPL-3

which means every file in source is covered by gpl 3 license and the
file above can be taken as covered by gpl-3

The issue pointed out here was some files were having license headers
as public domain whereas the d/copyright says all files are in gpl 3
in which a conflict arises.


Bhavani Shankar
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