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Re: [Gnash-dev] [patch] server/font.cpp: proper memory deletion

From: Rob Savoye
Subject: Re: [Gnash-dev] [patch] server/font.cpp: proper memory deletion
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 14:26:22 -0600
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Bastiaan Jacques wrote:
I noticed the file I edited is in the public domain. Does this mean that
my changes are now also in the public domain, or are they GPL-licensed,
like Gnash itself? (And if so, should the license header be modified?)

Well, this is a fuzzy thing. Basically a minor change to a file leaves it public domain, but more extensive changes force it to become GPL'd. Many files have had enough changes that they have become GPL'd, but anything I haven't really done anything have remained PD for now. I don't believe there is a firm threshold to judge when this change happens which is a little difficult for us maintainers. All the PD files are left from GameSWF, which Gnash is based on. Ultimately all of the old files in Gnash will become GPL'd as I work my way through redesigning more than a few things...

My guess was fixing these warnings would be considered a minor change, but I'm open to discussion. At least at this point the majority of the files in Gnash are GPL'd, as it's now diverged pretty heavily from GameSWF.

        - rob -

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