dbus relicense status

Dan Winship danw at gnome.org
Sun Sep 16 07:33:29 PDT 2007

Ryan Lortie wrote:
> This leaves 28 contributors who made contributions that either fall
> outside of the core code (ie: glib, mono, python bindings) or are
> trivial.  My summary of the situation is as follows:

IANAL, but I've been involved in something like this before (evolution 
copyright assignment), and as I understand it, for something to be 
copyrightable, it needs to "demonstrate creativity", and so small bug 
fixes where there's really only one or two plausible ways to fix the 
problem aren't copyrightable. On my did-I-mention-that-I'm-not-a-lawyer? 
reading of the patches, that would cover:

> Andras Porjesz, 3lines makefile fixes to bus/ (install-data-hook)
> Daniel Reed, very small changes
> Diego Gonzalez, only reported a bug (ambiguous changelog entry)
> Jens Granseuer, moved a variable declaraction.
> Jim Gettys, add an #include
> Jonas Broms, 2 lines
> Marcelo Ricardo Leitner, 1-liner
> Michael Luschas, added two underscore characters

-- Dan

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