[SM-Discuss] ISO contrib file
afrayedknot at thefrayedknot.armory.com
Fri Feb 11 12:03:05 EST 2005
On Fri, Feb 11, 2005 at 09:27:21AM +0100, Benoit PAPILLAULT wrote:
> Andrew a ?crit :
> >Yea, but remember that authorship, ownership, patent holder, copyright
> >owner, liscensor, and releasor all bear different meanings :) So I dont
> >think the question is ever about removing authorship its just about who
> >is the proper copyright owner in this case, they can be the same, but
> >can also be different. Authorship (IMO) is best left to be described in
> >ChangeLogs and through revision history.
> Yes. That's why I'm not sure about all of this. The worst I've seen is
> that GPL'ed software does not imply it's not covered by a patent or
> trademark law (see Kaffe, Mozilla, ...).
> I just reread the GPL FAQ  and it says:
> "If several people have helped write the code, use ALL their names. If
> you have copied code from other programs covered by the same license,
> copy their copyright notices too. Put all the copyright notices
> together, right near the top of EACH file."
I think in this case Source Mage takes the place of the authors names
as Source Mage is a social entity consisting of all those authors (call
by reference), but I could be wrong. The policy from above seems to be
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