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Re: [Savannah-hackers] savannah.gnu.org: submission of Lien Project Gute
Re: [Savannah-hackers] savannah.gnu.org: submission of Lien Project Gutenberg Etext Reader
Fri, 8 Mar 2002 16:56:26 +0100
> As Jaime advised me recently, I've edited
> and add
> <P>In order, to release your project, <B>you must write copyright
> notices and copying permission statements at the beginning of every
> source code file</B>, and include a copy of the plain text version of
> the license.
s/must/should/ this is not mandatory, it is more efficient.
We ask people to do the change before accepting their projects since
it is important. However, if someone insists on putting a minimalist
license notice, we may accept the project anyway. This did not happen
so far but it is a possibility. Hence, the must is too strong.
Also note that there are two different things :
- copyright notices
- license notices
The copyright notice is Copyrgith year author where the license
notice is either the license itself (in the case of modified bsd for
instance) or a pointer that says where the licensing terms can be found
(in the case of the GNU GPL for instance).
> When will this modification will be on the www ?
Please refer to savannah.gnu.org/savannah.html for instructions
on how to do this.
> It maybe could attenuate the frequency of this problem. Maybe we should
> also add a link to "How to Apply These Terms to Your New
> Programs" in the same page ?
This is a good idea in principle. Since we accept a number of
license and that they have different rules, it should be stated clearly
that it's for the GNU GPL (most of the projects anyways).
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