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Re: [GNUnet-developers] Re "public domain" headers in GNUnet's website s
Re: [GNUnet-developers] Re "public domain" headers in GNUnet's website source code
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 21:08:06 +0000
nevermind, I saw the commit by christian.
N transcribed 3.5K bytes:
> Alexandros Theodotou transcribed 2.6K bytes:
> > Hi,
> > Re: our discussion on IRC:
> > There are at least two files in the GNUnet website source code that
> > have unclear licenses, rendering them proprietary.
> > https://git.gnunet.org/www.git/tree/i18nfix.py
> This is mostly Taler SAS and work done by whoever you find via git
> blame on it (Florian Dold most of it, other fixes by me).
> > https://git.gnunet.org/www.git/tree/template.py
> Same as above, but adding Marcello, Christian Grothoff, and tg(x).
> > These files have no license or copyright notices. They simply say that
> > "this file is in the public domain". In at least European countries,
> > saying that "this file is in the public domain" is not enough to put
> > something in the public domain. You have to explicitly use a license
> > such as CC0 or WTFPL, otherwise the files are "all rights reserved".
> My position is we can make it 0BSD or CC0. WTFPL is mostly nonsense here.
> > I'm not really sure you can assume that these files are GPL'd either,
> > otherwise they'd have a copyright notice. So in effect, these files are
> > proprietary. I can't copy them and use them in my (A)GPL project.
> > For such files, if you want to be lax, the GNU package maintainer
> > guidelines generally recommend this:
> > """
> > Copyright (C) 2019 <name>
> > Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification,
> > are permitted in any medium without royalty provided the copyright
> > notice and this notice are preserved. This file is offered as-is,
> > without any warranty.
> > """
> Would be alright with me, if no one disagrees I'll make the changes
> in an appropriate timeframe (beginning of September).
> > Can we add appropriate headers or footers to the files please?
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