[PATCH app-transset] COPYING: make the content reflect the copyright statements in source code

Arnaud Fontaine arnaud at andesi.org
Wed Jan 25 18:21:27 PST 2012

Alan Coopersmith <alan.coopersmith at oracle.com> writes:

> On 01/25/12 05:33 PM, Arnaud Fontaine wrote:
>> Gaetan Nadon<memsize at videotron.ca> writes:
>>> No "Copyright © 2003 Keith Packard" could be found in source code.
>> There is  only one copyright header  in the source code,  and this is
>> for dsimple.c  which is just  convenient Xlib  code shared by  many X
>> projects  and some  additional code  added by  Daniel.  You  can find
>> additional information there:
>> http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/t/transset-df/transset-df_6-1/transset-df.copyright
>> Therefore, I  think this patch should  be amended to add  comments in
>> transSet.c  stating that  this is  in  public domain  along with  the
>> authors  name, and  update COPYING  accordingly. Could  you do  it or
>> should I do it?
> Be careful  - you can only  state that if the  authors have explicitly
> relinquished their copyrights, and  shouldn't assume they have without
> evidence of that.

It seems to me  they did as per the link above and  the fact that it was
accepted into Debian, but I'm not sure if that's enough and that's why I
have CC'ed Daniel.

Arnaud Fontaine

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