How to Write Correct copyright File?

Ade Malsasa Akbar teknoloid at
Wed Feb 20 08:27:31 UTC 2013

Hello, it is the my first e-mail :)

I wanna my copyright file insidedebian/usr/share/doc/myapp/become 
correct and Ubuntu Software Center detect my DEB as Open Source. I've 
followed what Debian Packaging Pages here and as addition, Lintian 
doesn't say any ERROR or WARNING about my copyright file. But Ubuntu 
Software Center says unknown at License field when open my DEB.

*Okay, I have done these:*
1) copypaste another DEB's copyright file (I choose only no lintian 
error DEBs)
2) copypaste Debian Packaging Guide in copyright section examples (more 
than once)
3) edit them and accomplish the content

*I have asked in #ubuntu, #debian, #ubuntu-devel,, 
#ubuntu-indonesia, but still no support at all*

Ubuntu Software Center doesn't detect my copyright when I open my DEB.

How to write correct copyright file? I need some exact example.

This is my copyright file content now:

Upstream-Name: myapp
Upstream-Contact: Ade Malsasa Akbar<teknoloid at>

Files: *
Copyright: 2013, Ade Malsasa Akbar (teknoloid at
License: GPL-3+
  This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
  it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
  the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
  (at your option) any later version.
  This package is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
  but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
  GNU General Public License for more details.
  You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
  along with this program.  If not, see<>.
  On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General
  Public License version 3 can be found in `/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-3'.

Files: debian/*
Copyright: 2013, Ade Malsasa Akbar<teknoloid at>
License: GPL-3+
  The Debian packaging information is under the GPL, version 3 or later
  On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License
  version 3 can be found in `/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-3'.

Thank you...


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