Re: Foundation and Source Code Copyright

fre, 03.08.2007 kl. 11.20 -0400, skrev Havoc Pennington:
> btw a good habit everyone should try to have is, when you modify a file 
> add your name and date to the copyright list at the top. When 
>                   submitting or reviewing a patch, should check for this.
> I know I often forget it when I review and submit patches, but it's 
> always correct and best to do this.
> People sometimes feel shy about this but they should not - it's just a 
> statement of fact. If you wrote some code in the file you (or your 
> employer) will own the copyright, until/unless you sign a contract 
> relaying it elsewhere. So adding your name to the top is a statement of 
> this factual situation.
Is there a rule of thumb as to how much code is contributed before this
applies? I've always assumed that writing new code gives you the right
to add yourself, but fixing bugs in existing code is a different matter?


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