In most PSFs this object can be left empty. An empty object consists of just the object keyword followed by a newline. Any control or package meta-data files that apply to the distribution can tbe included in this object.
distribution dfiles dfiles AUTHORS <AUTHORS COPYING <COPYING
sets the dfiles attribute to its default value of "dfiles". The AUTHORS, and COPYING will be included as individual files in the package directory somepackage-0.1/catalog/dfiles.