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[Savannah-register-public] [task #14414] Submission of GNUstep Non-FSF

From: Pavel Kharitonov
Subject: [Savannah-register-public] [task #14414] Submission of GNUstep Non-FSF
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2017 01:55:10 -0400 (EDT)
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Follow-up Comment #10, task #14414 (project administration):

> I went through all copyright notices of all source files, they had the same
issues as the Readme file. I amended that.
> Furthermore, the copyright and license attribution of the icon was wrong. I
fixed that. 

Thank you!

The copyright notice in GNUMail.xpm ("Copyright (C) 2000") is still invalid,
please check

Also, the second line in README doesn't form a valid copyright notice, it
lacks the "Copyright (C)" part.

If you distribute some files under the LGPL, you should include a copy of that
license in your tarball; you don't (please note that you may redistribute
LGPLed works under the ordinary GPL, but then you should update the license
notice in those files).

> However, let's be reasonable: inserting a copyright and license statement in
a ChangeLog file is absurd, I have never seen that

(_Warning: that some of these pages are about 1Mbyte long_);a=blob;f=ChangeLog;h=e555d07f67840cdd1ec6dcdba2bbf708daeb883c;hb=HEAD;a=blob;f=ChangeLog-2011;h=01601fa61cb496ce343dd45848e20e590702d944;hb=HEAD

I don't see why it is absurd.  The texts of changelogs are copyrightable, and
if I redistribute copyrightable texts without explicit permission, I
technically violate copyright; if I technically violate copyright, under some
regimes I can end up in jail.

Do you want your users to be imprisoned?

> and the file needs to be essentially machine-creatable from the SVN commits.
It holds no further information and is not a support file to the project. 

Then you can just omit it.  If some tools require a file named ChangeLog, you
can add a non-copyrightable stub directing to VCS.

Now. All files should have valid copyright and license notices
<>.  Files like
Bundles/Clock/ClockController.h don't.

I wonder if you attached a wrong file.


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