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Re: Participating in the Subversion project.

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-07-23 23:17:04 CEST

Kalle Olavi Niemitalo <kon@iki.fi> writes:
> > Note that Stephen Haberman's name is at the top of the file as the
> > copyright holder, not as the author. It is legally necessary to list
> > the copyright holder, but as far as recording who made what changes,
> > leave that to the version control system logs.
>
> According to <http://commitmessage.tigris.org/>, the program
> is licensed under the "Apache License". But which version?
> In version 2.0, paragraph 4. (b) does seem to require marking
> the files as having been altered; and paragraph 4. (c) appears
> to forbid removing such notices again if they name the author,
> although this can surely be ignored if the copyright holders
> agree to do so.
>
> In GNU GPL 2.0 (which applies to psvn.el), paragraph 2. a)
> similarly requires prominent notices in modified files, and
> "the date of any change" must also be displayed; but there
> I see nothing to forbid someone from replacing any number of
> such notices with one of her own.

Thanks for these clarifications.

IMHO these provisions in the licenses are counterproductive, but of
course, whatever the terms of the license are, one must abide by them.

Brian: your call. Read the license and do what you think best.

-K

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