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Re: Licence of commit-block-joke.py, ...etc...

From: Garance A Drosihn <drosih_at_rpi.edu>
Date: 2007-10-10 18:31:19 CEST

At 9:41 AM -0400 10/10/07, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
>Max Bowsher wrote:
>> C. Michael,
>> as author of
>> contrib/hook-scripts/commit-block-joke.py
>> contrib/hook-scripts/pre-commit-check.py
>> contrib/hook-scripts/pre-lock-require-needs-lock.py
>> contrib/cgi/tweak-log.cgi
>> could you declare copyright/licence information for them?
>Any chance we could just have a policy that says, "If
>copyright/license are not declared, they default to what
>Subversion itself uses?"

I am pretty sure that copyright law does not allow that. The copyright
notice has to be in the material which has that copyright. Otherwise,
we (programmers) wouldn't waste all this disk space to repeat the same
40 lines of copyright notice in each file which has only 30 lines of
actual code.

Garance Alistair Drosehn            =   gad@gilead.netel.rpi.edu
Senior Systems Programmer           or  gad@freebsd.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute    or  drosih@rpi.edu
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Received on Wed Oct 10 18:31:37 2007

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