[GRASS-dev] Re: [GRASS-SVN] r30246 - grass/trunk/lib/gis
glynn at gclements.plus.com
Thu Feb 21 23:04:47 EST 2008
Ivan Shmakov wrote:
> >>> Or just omit it.
> >>> AFAIK, a specific notice of copyright isn't particularly meaningful
> >>> any more.
> >> The notices like this are very convenient for the ones ``curious''
> >> of the conditions under which the file can be used.
> >> They're of exceptional value for the free software, since they
> >> explicitly allow the code to be modified and distributed. Without
> >> such a notice (either in COPYING, or in the file), the file cannot
> >> be either modified or distributed at all.
> > Oh, I'm not against including the GPL boilerplate: "This program is
> > free software ...".
> > But adding an explicit "(C) <date> <author>" line isn't useful, IMHO.
> Actually, I'm in doubt whether the GPL notice will have any
> legal value without the proper ``(C)'' line. Unless someone
> relieve me of this concern, I'd prefer to put this line as I've
> been doing before.
Just how many times do I have to explain it to you?
If you don't understand copyright, consult a lawyer.
Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>
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