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Re: Licensing of modules for libposix

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: Licensing of modules for libposix
Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 09:51:21 +0100

On 4 May 2011 09:43, Jim Meyering <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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.

Not so: only copyright-worthy patches count (as for assignment). So
the underlying problem appears to be that copyright holders are not
listed in the file headers.
Further, I've signed a copyright assignment for gnulib, so presumably
it's all copyright the FSF, so why all the canvassing to relicense
anyway? Can't someone speak for the FSF and relicense the code on its


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