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Need to decide how to handle copyrighht file generation.

Here's how debian/copyright, the packages license file (there is no meta field for this, it's a file) works:

dh_make, a templating command we'll be using (everyone uses it) generates only the files for gpl/lgpl, and not the rest, we'd need to keep a stock file of all the licenses ourselves (and might as well do this for gpl/lpgl too).


possible ways:

Since copyrights will be common to all packages, it makes sense to include this functionality once.

  • in the core
  • or maybe as a plugin... however that would sort of remove the purpose of a plugin
  • multiple plugins would make sense - but there are tons of licenses too