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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] What happened to pybombs git repository?

From: Tom Rondeau
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] What happened to pybombs git repository?
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2013 15:24:55 -0400

On Sat, Aug 24, 2013 at 5:30 AM, Alexandru Csete <address@hidden> wrote:
> Greetings,
> Today I was trying to merge the last changes from pybombs/pybombs into
> my own copy in csete/pybombs. The merge kept failing as if there was a
> conflict in every single file.
> Looking at the pybombs repository there is indeed something strange.
> All history is missing and there is only one commit which in turn adds
> everything?
> I leave my own copy untouched for now in case you need a reference for
> restoring the repository. My own copy is up to date up until the last
> commit few days ago by Tom.
> https://github.com/csete/pybombs
> Alex


This was done on purpose. When we changed the license, we decided to
remove the pre-licensed code. I found what should have been the
cleanest way to handle this, but I knew it was going to cause a
force-update on anyone's local branch when you pulled it down[1]. Any
new clones will just get this one checkout.

There's no need to preserve the code in this case. The only real
reason would be if people wanted to go in and add their copyright for
code they've changed. We're handling PyBOMBS differently than GNU
Radio where we're not assigning copyright to FSF. It's GPLv3 and
copyright is whoever made the copyrightable changes or additions to
the code. I figured most of the patches submitted have largely been
recipe-related (except some code work by Ben). If people feel the need
to put their copyright notice on the recipes, then that's fine. I
didn't think it was very important since recipes are very specific in
format to PyBOMBS, so the copyright doesn't protect much (the code, on
the other hand, is a bit different).

[1] It's quite possible there is an even better way than how I did it
via git. But I looked at various ways and discussions on this topic
and picked what seemed to be the 'preferred' way. Oh... and if there
was a better way, I don't really care at this point :)

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