[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#849264: chromium-browser: copyright file is incomplete

Sandro Knauß hefee at debian.org
Sat Dec 24 11:49:36 UTC 2016

Source: chromium-browser
Version: 55.0.2883.75-3
Severity: serious
Justification: Policy 12.5


chromium is a big piece of software and includes many third-party
modules. Unfortunatelly the copyright file is not correct for some
et.al. are BSD-2-clause instead of BSD-3-clause.

As the maintainer of QtWebEngine, that is using a chromium copy
internally, you can see the copyright file for this copy:
(you find chromium source under src/3rdparty/chromium/)

I've only checked that BSD-2-clause and GPL-2 parts of WebKit are
missing in the copyright file. But I think with further searching will
show more differences.

Best Regards,


-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), 
(500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.8.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

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