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Re: Question about the GPL copyright notice and the statement of copyin


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Question about the GPL copyright notice and the statement of copying permission not being included in all the source files of a product.
Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2004 09:59:16 +0200

Carthik wrote:
[...]
> bundle does have an included license.txt (GPL) and the project
> homepage claims that the product is released under the GPL, is the
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I would assume then that each and every peace is under the GPL. I'd 
also tell them that they should adopt headers (or footers) along the 
lines of:

 /******************************************************************
 Copyright (c) {date} {name of original contributor} and others.
 All rights reserved.   This program and the accompanying materials
 are made available under the terms of <.... blah-blah ....>
 which accompanies this distribution, and is available at
 <.... blah-blah ....>
 
 Contributors:
    <contributor1> - <description of contribution>
    <contributor2> - <description of contribution>
    ....
 *****************************************************************/

> product under GPL (since none of the source code is?) Where does that
> leave me, I mean, Can I put a copyright on the source and say it's
                    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

No.

> mine, or violate GPL for this product?
        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

That depends on what you mean by "GPL violation".

regards,
alexander.


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