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Re: lib/c++defs.h

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: lib/c++defs.h
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 01:51:29 GMT

    whereas the latter is literally copied into
    other .h files and therefore does not have a copyright notice

Having a file in a public repo is legally a kind of distribution.
(This is why we're able to increment years in copyright notices on Jan 1,
for those who like to do so. :)

So the files, like all files, should have some kind of copyright
statement.  It could be in an accompanying README rather than in the
file itself.

    would be possibly legally confusing if a file has two copyright notices

It's only confusing if the notices conflict.  In which case there is a
real problem.  Not having a notice on a file doesn't eliminate such a 
problem, it just obscures it.


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