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Re: Submitting a contrib script?

From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: Submitting a contrib script?
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 15:29:51 -0500
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Todd Denniston wrote:

>As I am also getting ready to send a script for contrib, I have two further
>1) does it have to be GPL or is LGPL also acceptable to the project?

LGPL is fine.  There is an early version (version 2, c. 1991) of the
LGPL already included with CVS in the COPYING.LIB file.

>2) would the Copyright line be ok with "(C) 2004 US Department of Defense,
>Navy." or does it need some explicit " & FSF" section?  

That form has been accepted in the past, but I would much prefer to see
"& the Free Software Foundation (FSF)" added explicitly.  At least then
if the copyright  issue was ever disputed we can at least point to the
data in a public email list and prove that at least you seemed to
understand what we were asking you to do and the Navy would then
hopefully try and throw you in the brig instead of coming after us.  ;)

># License:      GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)

The usual wording includes "...version number <X> or any later version."

># Copyright:    (C) 2004 US Department of Defense, Navy.
>Man the fun with releasing things that you create on your employer's
time is
>getting what they require and what the project require to line up. Then
>is the actual permission and proof of. :)

Been there.  Done that.  Started my own business.  :)


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