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Re: Change to GPLv2+

David Cantrell wrote:
On Mon, 17 Dec 2007 10:05:12 -0500
Jeremy Katz <katzj redhat com> wrote:

On Sat, 2007-12-15 at 23:20 -1000, David Cantrell wrote:
4) Any author names and email addresses have been moved to the Red Hat
   Author(s) list under the license boilerplate.
I'd rather not have it as "Red Hat Authors" just because that's going to
make things more complicated with non Red Hat contributors.  I'd rather
just see it as Authors or left out altogether

I've shortened it to Author(s) for now.  The 'Red Hat Author(s)' was handed to me by RH legal.  I wanted to keep the boilerplate text similar as much as possible, so that meant keeping the authors listed.

I imagine RH has different rights where RH employees (and maybe contractors) wrote code than when external folk did. In Australia, copyright would ordinarily reside with the party that commissioned the work.

I think an AUTHORS file would be more useful as listing names in a header doesn't really explain what the person did, if they even want that.  But that's another giant commit for later.

Identifying authorship of individual parts of a document is always messy, and gets worse with each revision.


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