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[Emacs-diffs] Changes to emacs/admin/notes/copyright,v

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: [Emacs-diffs] Changes to emacs/admin/notes/copyright,v
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 19:09:09 +0000

CVSROOT:        /cvsroot/emacs
Module name:    emacs
Changes by:     Glenn Morris <gm>       07/02/16 19:09:09

Index: copyright
RCS file: /cvsroot/emacs/emacs/admin/notes/copyright,v
retrieving revision 1.50
retrieving revision 1.51
diff -u -b -r1.50 -r1.51
--- copyright   16 Feb 2007 18:48:15 -0000      1.50
+++ copyright   16 Feb 2007 19:09:09 -0000      1.51
@@ -13,6 +13,19 @@
 longer, eg the text "GNU Emacs is free software...".
+Summary for the impatient:
+1. Don't add a file to Emacs written by someone other than yourself
+without thinking about the legal aspect (make sure they have an
+assignment, adjust the copyright statements in the file).
+2. With images, add the legal info to a README file in the directory
+containing the image.
+3. If you add a lot of text to a previously trivial file that had no
+legal notices, consider if you should add a copyright statement.
 Every non-trivial file distributed through the Emacs CVS should be
 self-explanatory in terms of copyright and license. This includes
 files that are not distributed in Emacs releases (for example, the

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