Re: Foundation and Source Code Copyright

On Fri, 2007-08-03 at 07:06 -0400, Luis Villa wrote:

> > While we have been discussing this issue, we also discovered that many
> > of the source files in control center did not have copyright
> > statements and those that did were probably out of date and did not
> > include the names of all the contributors. Could the foundation advise
> > us on what needs to be done and how we could rectify the situation as
> > quickly as possible.
> You probably don't *need* to do anything- the files are copyrighted by
> the authors whether there is a copyright statement or not. But it
> certainly wouldn't hurt to do a CVS history on the files in question
> and add names and appropriate (L)GPL headers to the files.

Of course, it's not always easy to map from the person doing the
check-in to the appropriate copyright statement. The same contributor
might have worked for multiple different companies over the years 
and at other times been doing work on their own.

					- Owen

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