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Moved debian/upstream files to debian/upstream/metadata.
1 [[!meta title="DEP 12: Per-package machine-readable metadata about Upstream"]]
2
3 Title: Per-package machine-readable metadata about Upstream
4 DEP: 12
5 State: DRAFT
6 Date: 2014-02-23
7 Drivers: Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org>, Andreas Tille <tille@debian.org>
8 URL: http://dep.debian.net/deps/dep12
9 Source: http://anonscm.debian.org/viewvc/dep/web/deps/dep12.mdwn
10 Abstract:
11 The source package control files and some of their derivatives are currently
12 used to document the URL of the home page of the work that is packaged
13 ("upstream"). However, this approach is hard to extend to other information
14 describing upstream, because the size of the control files has to be limited
15 according to the limited power of some systems running Debian.
16 .
17 We propose a new file in the source packages, debian/upstream/metadata, formatted
18 in YAML to hold arbitrary information about upstream, for instance the
19 URL to a donation page, bibliographic information about publications
20 describing the upstream work, the URL to the upstream sources, etc.
21 .
22 The scope of this DEP is the format of the debian/upstream/metadata file, and the
23 specification of the most frequent fields. The flow of information from the
24 source packages to data providers such as the UDD is not specified here.
25 Please refer to http://wiki.debian.org/UpstreamMetadata for more information
26 on that subject.
27 .
28 Discussion takes place on the debian-qa mailing list.
29
30
31 Work in progress
32 ----------------
33
34 The format of the `metadata` file is being on
35 http://wiki.debian.org/UpstreamMetadata. Following the progress of the
36 discussion on the debian-qa mailing list, implementation details that made
37 consensus will be transferred here.
38
39
40 License
41 -------
42
43 This work is dedicated to the public domain, using the [Creative Commons Zero
44 (CC0) Public Domain Dedication, version
45 1.0](http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/)
46
47
48 Timeline
49 --------
50
51 * Thu, 3 Jan 2013: [announce on debian-project](http://lists.debian.org/20130103011137.GH1616@falafel.plessy.net)
52 * Sun, 23 Feb 2014: The location of the metadata file was moved from `debian/upstream` to `debian/upstream/metadata`.

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