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Re: copyright notices in the examples directory...

From: Thomas Weber
Subject: Re: copyright notices in the examples directory...
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 19:11:08 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Sat, Mar 28, 2009 at 07:43:22AM +0100, Søren Hauberg wrote:
> lør, 28 03 2009 kl. 06:19 +0100, skrev David Bateman:
> > When I wrote the appendix on oct/mex files I deliberately didn't include 
> > copyright notices in these example files. The reason is that this code 
> > is included directly in the appendix together with the copyright notice 
> > that is often longer than the example itself. This makes the appendix on 
> > oct/mex files harder to read. Also I'd prefer that the mex examples were 
> > public domain..
> I've always felt that code examples in books should be public domain. I
> think it's unfair to the reader that we force license upon him/her just
> because he/she was browsing through a book.

I don't have any opinion on these files' license, but if they are in the
public domain, they should include a statement saying so.

Putting such a statement in examples/COPYING is obviously fine as well.


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