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Re: [PATCH] vcs-to-changelog: Add manual documentation

From: Siddhesh Poyarekar
Subject: Re: [PATCH] vcs-to-changelog: Add manual documentation
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 10:07:29 +0530
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On 19/01/20 12:03 am, Bruno Haible wrote:
> Hi Siddhesh,
>>>>    * doc/vcs-to-changelog.texi: New file.
>>>>    * doc/gnulib.texi (Build Infrastructure Modules): Add
>>>>    vcs-to-changelog section.
>>> Thanks. Applied, with a change to the license notice:
>>>> +@c Texts.  A copy of the license is included in the ``GNU Free
>>>> +@c Documentation License'' file as part of this distribution.
>>> "as part of this distribution" is not really applicable, since the gnulib
>>> manual is never included in a tarball. I copied the license notice from
>>> gnulib.texi instead (also GFDL 1.3).
>> Thanks, I think I copied from some other source file in gnulib.
> Ah, I see.
> John Darrington pointed out to me two months ago that it is quite frequent 
> that
> individual files get copied out of the original package and out of the 
> original
> git repository. The license notices should cater about this; they should 
> neither
> refer to a "file as part of this distribution" nor to "the section entitled 
> ..."
> if that section is not in the same file. The best way to handle this is a URL.
> Nowadays you can assume that people normally have an internet connection.

Agreed, that makes sense.


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