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Re: Licensing of modules for libposix

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: Licensing of modules for libposix
Date: Wed, 04 May 2011 10:43:00 +0200

Reuben Thomas wrote:
> On 4 May 2011 09:08, Jim Meyering <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>> getgroups, tzset
>>> Jim's. Jim?
>> Relaxing to LGPL for those three modules is fine by me.
>> However, note that Paul is listed as coauthor of tzset.m4
>> and Eric as the other "Maintainer" in modules/getgroups.
> That doesn't seem to matter, since tzset.m4 is under "unlimited
> permission" and one doesn't require a maintainer's permission to
> relicense, only an author's.

Very few people end up being listed as a gnulib module maintainer
if they are not also an author (aka patch contributor).

To determine "authorship", you must look at the commit logs:

    $ git log --pretty=format:%aN lib/getgroups.c|sort |uniq -c
          2 Bruno Haible
          9 Eric Blake
          9 Jim Meyering
          7 Paul Eggert

This suggests that you need to update most of your lists.

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