[PATCH app-transset] COPYING: make the content reflect the copyright statements in source code
memsize at videotron.ca
Thu Jan 26 17:58:59 PST 2012
On 12-01-25 09:21 PM, Arnaud Fontaine wrote:
> 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:
>>> 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.
The author of the code should submit a patch to clarify his rights over
The X.Org preferred license can be found here:
The role of the COPYING file is to reflect (or summarize) the copyright
statements in the source code. Currently it is wrong. If this patch
makes it correct, it should be applied. If and when the source code
changes, the COPYING file would need to be updated again (business as
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