[pkg-boost-devel] getting boost1.37 in

Thomas Viehmann tv at beamnet.de
Thu Dec 11 21:43:48 UTC 2008

Steve M. Robbins wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 05:44:11PM +0100, Thomas Viehmann wrote:
>> Steve M. Robbins wrote:
>>> On that note, when will 1.37 be released from quarantine?
>>> Joerg?
>> I'm glad that you mention it. Would you mind updating the
>> debian/copyright, please?
> Sure.  What needs to change?

The license seems to be homogeneous (no surprise to you, but
unfortunately not the case for all packages :)), but you want to add
lots of copyright notices (note that the FTP team does not require to
separate them out, just listing all copyright notices will do, you
should have
one line per copyright holders with the years in front).
All but one copyright notice I found while reading through the - er -
largish diff can be found by "rgrep -i '(c)\|copyright' .".
The two remaining ones (I found) are
in boost_1_37_0/boost/detail/utf8_codecvt_facet.hpp:
  Andrew Lumsdaine (he is listed as author, but in other occasions
                    the university is credited for the copyright)
and the
   Institute of Transport, Railway Construction and Operation,
                           University of Hanover, Germany
has multi-line copyright notices that should include the full qualification.
There is a tool licensecheck in devscripts that might help keeping such
information up to date, but unfortunately I'm ignorant of the details of
the operation.
Please ping ftpmaster in mail or me (tomv_w) on IRC when you have
packages uploaded, I'll look at them as soon as I get a free minute on
the weekend (probably won't have net on the train tomorrow, sorry...).

Kind regards

Thomas Viehmann, http://thomas.viehmann.net/

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