[Libreoffice] Fwd: Re: [PATCH] Use a generic unxgcc.mk

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Wed Nov 17 08:38:23 PST 2010

On 17/11/10 16:18, René Kjellerup wrote:
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> From: "René Kjellerup" <rk.katana.steel at gmail.com
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> Date: Nov 17, 2010 5:17 PM
> Subject: Re: [Libreoffice] [PATCH] Use a generic unxgcc.mk
> <http://unxgcc.mk>
> To: "Caolán McNamara" <caolanm at redhat.com <mailto:caolanm at redhat.com>>
> Why the oracle copyright notice in the new file too?
> Shouldn't they have a TDF notice instead ?

The whole point of a copyright notice is to say who *OWNS* the
copyright, and the date of that ownership.

Just because TDF has forked OOo doesn't mean we now legally own it.
> Just asking

Doing as you suggest (removing the Oracle notice) is actually
*illegal*!!! (unless we remove all the Oracle-owned code at the same
time :-) If you don't know what you're doing, you should NEVER alter a
copyright notice - just add a new one claiming your own copyright on the
code you yourself wrote and added.

Whoops - just noticed what you said about "new" file. If it truly is
new, then no it shouldn't have an Oracle notice. However, I get the
impression that it's actually just a rename, so no, legally it isn't new.
> Regards
> René
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