[Xcb] What copyright notice to use in derived software?

Eamon Walsh ewalsh at tycho.nsa.gov
Tue Sep 9 10:20:43 PDT 2008

Carsten Meier wrote:
> Hello,
> I need some help with licensing-stuff:
> I plan to release v0.1 of my C++ language wrapper for XCB the next few
> days (under the same license as XCB). It contains a heavily modified
> version of libxcb's c_client.py (but no other parts from it). What
> copyright notice should I include? The file c_client.py itself has no
> copyright-message included. Is it OK to simply include a COPYING file
> like the following?
> ---------
> (C) Copyright 2008 <my name>
> All rights reserved.
> The file src/cc_client.py included in this software has been derived
> from the file src/c_client.py from libxcb (<copyright
> notice from libxcb's COPYING>) distributed under the same terms and
> conditions a this software (see below)
> <MIT-license goes here>
> ---------
> Some hints would be nice.

I wrote c_client.py originally.  My work carries no copyright; you may
treat it as public domain.

However, there have been other commits to the file since I committed
it.  IANAL.

> Best regards,
> Carsten
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Eamon Walsh <ewalsh at tycho.nsa.gov>
National Security Agency

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