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Re: Overview of copyright issues

From: Carl Sorensen
Subject: Re: Overview of copyright issues
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 17:12:52 -0600

On 9/9/09 4:24 PM, "Joseph Wakeling" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Han-Wen Nienhuys wrote:
>> Jan and I know that the current situation wrt copyright headers and
>> license notes is not ideal, but we never could bring ourselves to fix
>> it, because there always were more important things to do.
>> Nevertheless, if someone feels energetic to take this on, they have my
>> blessing.
> Well, I'm happy to go fix the actual files, just not sure what the
> precise legal ramifications of this are.  I mean, if _I_ change the
> copyright notice in a file that is _your_ copyright ... :-)
> But anyway, I'm willing to do the typing side of it.  I just need you to
> clarify exactly what I should put: presumably GPLv2 for code files and
> GFDLv1.1 for docs are the base licenses, but would you and Jan approve
> putting GPLv2 or later for your own contributions?  What are your
> thoughts (and recommendations) for code written by others?  I know that
> you ran into a paperwork issue some time back that has never been resolved.

GPLv2 works for me for both docs and source code.  I will happily put my
contributions under that license.

Carl Sorensen

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