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Re: [PATCH] SSL layer for svnserve

From: Joe Orton <joe_at_manyfish.co.uk>
Date: 2004-10-19 17:38:10 CEST

On Tue, Oct 19, 2004 at 11:15:14AM -0400, Greg Hudson wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-10-19 at 08:46, Joe Orton wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 19, 2004 at 02:12:34PM +0200, Sigfred HÃ¥versen 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

The presence of that and a match_hostname function, with the "adapted
from neon" comment above looks like a tacit admission when the code was
copied and munged without bothering with the whole copyright business.

> (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.)

10 lines.

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