[darcs-users] darcs patch: Add copyright information to .hs files.

David Roundy droundy at darcs.net
Thu Oct 9 09:39:17 UTC 2008

On Thu, Oct 09, 2008 at 06:23:20PM +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> Trent W. Buck writes:
>  > AIUI copyright declarations are a convenience to users (of the work); 
>  > it lets them know who they need to contact to get a license for 
>  > <whatever> -- for example, an openssl exception.
> That's exactly right.  Since Darcs is free software, you can hope that
> snippets of Darcs code will be used by other projects where
> appropriate.  If you're reasonably careful about making sure
> contributors who haven't assigned their code are acknowledged in a
> copyright notice, you'll save everybody who's careful a lot of work.
> Looking-back-at-a-decade-of-carelessness-and-not-happy-about-it-ly y'rs,

Except, of course, that as Trent mentioned, the copyright statements
*don't* let users know who they need to contact for a license exception for
their code.  So unless they are scrupulously maintained, they're deceptive.


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