[Build-common-hackers] Re: CDBS documentation

Peter Eisentraut petere at debian.org
Tue May 9 21:41:15 UTC 2006

Marc Dequènes wrote:
> The documentation is released under the GPL and from my understanding
> the GPL requires that you keep the previous changelog entries.

I see no such requirement.  If this were in fact true, we'd have a 
billion license infringements all over the place.

> I believe changelogs are part of copyright notices,

That's the first time I've ever heard that theory.  I don't think it's 

> Moreover, section 2.a says:
>   You must cause the modified files to carry prominent notices
> stating that you changed the files and the date of any change.

That was done.

Note that this changelog requirement only applies to source files.  
There is no requirement anywhere that changelog entries be visible in 
the binaries.

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