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Re: Personal Copyright Notices

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Personal Copyright Notices
Date: 2010-02-02 20:20:53
Message-ID: 201002022020.o12KKrT00124@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Dave Page wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 6:48 PM, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> wrote:
> 
> > 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.
> 
> Why? Even if the text is removed, he will still own the copyright, as
> is the case for any patch submitted because we don't have any form of
> copyright assignment.

True, but their names on these files is bound to confuse legal folks
looking at the code.  I got a private email about these copyrights last
week from a _very_ large company, which is how they came to my
attention.

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