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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 20:24:56
Message-ID: 201002022024.o12KOve00765@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Dave Page wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 8:20 PM, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> wrote:
> >> > 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.
> 
> I'm not saying we shouldn't remove the text, but there's no need to
> rewrite the code.

Well, for the ones where the file is 6 lines, it might be worth 
re-writing if we can't contact the authors.

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