Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: copyright notices
Re: copyright notices
From: Daniel Stenberg <daniel_at_rockbox.org>
On Sat, 29 Oct 2005, KÚvin FERRARE wrote:
> Ok, and what if I merged the content of 2 files in one new ? which author
For that case I think it would fit to write both names.
> What does the copyright refers to ? the file or the content ?
> What if I created a new file with some code from other files and some of my
Well, then you start reaching the border-cases but the default rule is always
It isn't really an exact science, but I think we can at least follow this
> I asked several times on the IRC channel, and I was told do do like that, I
Perhaps you did but I never saw it or perhaps I didn't have time to respond.
> Also, I can obviously remove my name, but I think it would be more fair and
First, let's not confuse or mix copyright owner(s) with contributors. A file
Personally, I like and advocate crediting contributors properly. But adding
I think credit for contributors are better in meta-data, like in commit
> example in the linux kernel for a file taken randomly
> * Copyright (C) 1996,97 Ralph Metzler (email@example.com)
> What do you think about that ?
This file as most other in the Linux kernel, most certainly has been changed
The credits for those changes are done in commit messages and changelogs in
-- Daniel Stenberg -- http://www.rockbox.org/ -- http://daniel.haxx.se/Received on Sat Oct 29 20:16:24 2005
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