[QGIS-Developer] Copyright headers in source code?

Ian Turton ijturton at gmail.com
Sun May 7 03:22:45 PDT 2017

Here is the discussion that the GeoTools team had last year on this issue -
I think we got a legal opinion from OSGeo's lawyer but I can't find the
link quickly.


On 7 May 2017 at 11:15, Nathan Woodrow <madmanwoo at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey all,
> Maybe this has been raised before, but do we really need all the copyright
> header stuff in the source files?  If they needed to make a source release
> they could be added using a script.
> I find it just fluff that clutters the files when I can't really see much
> need.  We already have the licence file for the whole project and git
> blame/log can tell you the history of the file.
> I'm ok to leave them but also would be happy to see them go just to remove
> fluff we don't need.
> Regards,
> Nathan
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