Copying GPL code from one project to another: Legal Question
Tom "spot" Callaway
tcallawa at redhat.com
Fri Feb 1 22:45:38 UTC 2008
On Fri, 2008-02-01 at 17:37 -0500, Yaakov Nemoy wrote:
> Hi List,
> I have a legal question that I'm not sure about. I would like to copy
> some code from snake, a project hosted on hosted.fp.o, written by
> jlaska, copyrighted attributed to RH, into smolt, which the copyrights
> are attributed to Mike McGrath. I'm making some changes to the code,
> and of course keeping the GPL license. How do I label the copyrights?
> In Mike's name? in RH's name? in both? And how do I label it
The SFLC has a document which covers this:
That document is focused on gpl and non-gpl collaboration, but the
essentials are there (look at 2.1).
Essentially, just retain Mike's Copyright attribution as is, and add
your new copyright line above it.
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