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Re: [PATCH] SSL layer for svnserve

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2004-10-19 17:15:14 CEST

On Tue, 2004-10-19 at 08:46, Joe Orton wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 19, 2004 at 02:12:34PM +0200, Sigfred Håversen wrote:
> > Here is the corresponding from my patch :
> >
> > +/* Format an ASN1 time to a string.
> > + * Adapted from Neon library.
>
> Your words not mine. It looks like you've copied it then changed it.
> Or was the function name mere coincidence? Keep the copyright notices
> obey the license if you copied the code.

Maybe there's more code at issue than you've brought up, but I don't
think the five lines of neon's asn1time_to_string() really rise to the
level of work where copyright law, or the associated ethical
considerations, come into play. It's like saying you have a copyright
on the five lines of code to initialize an XML parser and feed it some
data. Even if you have a strong indication that someone looked at your
code to find out how to do it, that doesn't mean you have a complaint.

(I'm not a lawyer. But note that, to the best of my knowledge, the FSF
doesn't require copyright assignments for patches smaller than 20
lines.)

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