Source NEW, REVU and licences

Tollef Fog Heen tfheen at
Mon Jul 2 13:12:47 BST 2007

Hi all,

a problem which I have seen slipping through your review process for a
long time, and across many packages is making sure the full text of
the licences used in the package is included in the orig.tar.gz.

The problem is most common for KDE packages where some of the files
from upstream KDE are LGPL-ed (typically located in admin/).  If this
is the case, the source package must contain a copy of the LGPL.

It would be nice if you tried to catch this more in the future;
causing fewer rejections and less work for the archive admins and more
happy MOTUs too. :-)

Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are

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