I am back porting a bunch of code to run on older kernels. (gcc 4.9 dependencies, x11, vlc etc.) as *.deb files. In this process, ( I am new to packaging) I need to create a copyright file. I can have a blank one, I know, but I would like to know, what is the copyright format?
Do i take the license of the software I am packaging? Or can I give the package a different license than the source licence?
I have been reading:
but I am still confused about license and copyright, and whether or not license and copyrights are different for the *.deb file I am making.
Can someone clarify this?