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Re: Personal Copyright Notices

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Greg Stark <stark(at)mit(dot)edu>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Personal Copyright Notices
Date: 2010-02-02 20:16:29
Message-ID: 201002022016.o12KGTD29582@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Greg Stark wrote:
> So based on our discussion of last week my understanding is that as long as
> these people are content to release the code under the same license then
> these statements don't change anything since they're included in the
> Postgresql global development group anyways.

Yes, I believe that is correct.  However, it is confusing to have their
copyrights mentioned in our code, so ideally the copyrights would be
removed.

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> 
> greg
> 
> On 2 Feb 2010 19:39, "Bruce Momjian" <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> wrote:
> 
> Some more _personalized_ copyright noticed have crept into our source
> tree:
> 
>  /src/tutorial/basics.source    Copyright (c) 1994, Andrew Yu, University of
> California
>  /contrib/intagg/Makefile       Copyright (c) 2001 Digital Music Network by
> Mark L. Woodward
>  /src/port/rint.c               Copyright (c) 1999, repas AEG Automation
> GmbH
>  /contrib/isn/isn.c             Copyright (c) 2004-2006, Germn Mndez Bravo
> (Kronuz)
>  /contrib/isn/isn.h             Copyright (c) 2004-2006, Germn Mndez Bravo
> (Kronuz)
>  /src/backend/utils/mb/Unicode/UCS_to_GB18030.pl    Copyright 2002 by Bill
> Huang
> 
> Does anyone have contacts to the other people listed?  Ideally we can
> get them to send the list an email stating their copyright notice can be
> removed.
> 
> Below is a summary of each item:
> --------------------------------
> 
> I received permission from Andrew Yu to remove a copyright he had on
> another file in 2007:
> 
>        http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-hackers/2007-03/msg01528.php
> 
> I have emailed him to get approval to remove this mention also.
> 
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> The intagg copyright is on a _Makefile_:
> 
>        # Makefile for integer aggregator
>        # Copyright (C) 2001 Digital Music Network.
>        # by Mark L. Woodward
>        # $PostgreSQL: pgsql/contrib/intagg/Makefile,v 1.10 2008/11/14
> 19:58:45 tgl Exp $
> 
> Seems we either have to contact the author or rewrite the file.
> 
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> The rint.c file is again tiny:
> 
>  * rint.c
>  *    rint() implementation
>  *
>  * Copyright (c) 1999, repas AEG Automation GmbH
> 
> Perhaps that just needs to be rewritten.
> 
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> The ISN copyright looks like this:
> 
>         * Copyright (c) 2004-2006, Germ<E1>n M<E9>ndez Bravo (Kronuz)
>         * Portions Copyright (c) 1996-2010, PostgreSQL Global Development
> Group
> 
> Interestingly, he mentions himself and PGDG both in the copyright, which
> makese this less of an issue.  Looking at the ISN code, it appears he
> was the creator of the original file:
> 
>        revision 1.1
>        date: 2006/09/09 04:07:52;  author: tgl;  state: Exp;
>        Add contrib/isn module for ISBN/ISSN/EAN13/etc product numbers, and
>        remove the old isbn_issn module which is about to be obsoleted by
> EAN13.
>        contrib/isn is by Germ<E1>n M<E9>ndez Bravo.  Our thanks to Garrett
> A.
>        Wollman for having written the original isbn_issn module.
> 
> and he asked about his copyright mention as part of the patch
> discussion:
> 
>        http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-hackers/2006-09/msg00794.php
> 
> I never saw the issue actually addressed and the copyright line was
> committed.
> Do people think it is acceptable?
> 
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> The UCS_to_GB18030.pl is a Perl script with this at the top:
> 
>        # Copyright 2002 by Bill Huang
> 
> --
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> 
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