[darcs-users] Licensing and copyright fun.

Trent W. Buck trentbuck at gmail.com
Mon Oct 6 01:09:07 UTC 2008


trentbuck at gmail.com (Trent W. Buck) writes:  > Licensing > 
========= > > If a file has no license declaration, it *is not 
licensed*.  Therefore > adding license declarations is REQUIRED. 
It is *not* sufficient to > simply include a COPYING file in the 
root directory.  This applies to > *ALL* files (that aren't 
autogenerated), including documentation, tests > and build files. 
Hmm, apparently what's important is that licensing is UNAMBIGUOUS. 
The BEST way to do this is by adding a declaration to each file, 
but conceivably we could have a file in the top directory simply 
saying "unless otherwise specified, all files in this repository 
are licensed under the terms of GPL2 or higher, with <the openssl 
exception>."



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