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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 10:09:47 +0100

On 4 May 2011 10:03, Jim Meyering <address@hidden> wrote:
>> the underlying problem appears to be that copyright holders are not
>> listed in the file headers.

This needs to be addressed, because otherwise any package using gnulib
has to go back to gnulib git to determine authorship. One expects to
be able to determine copyright of code by reading that code.

>> 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?
> Sometimes, an author will object.

That's tough, they've already assigned copyright. But if, as you say,
no-one can speak for the FSF in this matter, then indeed we have to go
back to the authors.


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