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Re: Many duplications of license

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2006-06-01 15:42:56 CEST

On 6/1/06, Karl Fogel <kfogel@red-bean.com> wrote:

> I think it might be the case that COPYING needs to contain the actual
> license text. I am not a lawyer, but until a lawyer speaks up, let's
> err on the side of safety.

I find that rather difficult to believe. There are a great many
projects that don't include a file named "COPYING", and they seem to
be getting along just fine.

> Having both LICENSE and COPYING is probably unnecessary, though. Or,
> if we must have both, the former should simply refer to the latter or
> to www/license-1.html.

Naming the file containing our license "LICENSE" seems far more
reasonable to me than calling it "COPYING", but that's just my
opinion...

-garrett

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