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Re: CVS Commit by andreas: disable function owner for pgsql < 8.0 [Tony

From: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: "Andreas Pflug" <pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de>
Cc: <pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: CVS Commit by andreas: disable function owner for pgsql < 8.0 [Tony
Date: 2004-10-08 11:41:15
Message-ID: E7F85A1B5FF8D44C8A1AF6885BC9A0E4306A15@ratbert.vale-housing.co.uk (view raw or flat)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andreas Pflug [mailto:pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de] 
> Sent: 08 October 2004 12:14
> To: Dave Page
> Cc: pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: Re: [pgadmin-hackers] CVS Commit by andreas: disable 
> function owner for pgsql < 8.0 [Tony
> 
>
> Apparently I misunderstood that when I saw this in 
> CHANGELOG.txt (e.g. 
> on 2004-09-16). 

Ahh, yes well, Ivan wrote that patch, so was creditted for it. The
changelog is a bit arbitrary though - some contributors get their
initials in their once they've become regulars, regardless of whether
they are committers or not. CVS is the 'one true record'.

> I never got the idea of licensing issues on a 
> hint that an attribute was missing, but thought it would be a 
> good idea to reflect the appreciation of user's feedback 
> about pgadmin problems.

Oh, certainly we should note ppl who report stuff. I just want it to be
clear that they reported it rather than fixed it. For many years, I've
used the [Author's name] convention in our CVS.

> I don't object marking bug reporters in CHANGELOG.txt/cvs 
> differently, but this seems not adequate for licensing 
> issues. The nature of pgAdmin is quite clear, so anybody 
> posting something here already does this under the Artistic 
> Licence. For nontrivial extended code fragments contributed 
> by non-devteam members we should add a comment "contributed 
> by ..." in the sources.

Again, that's fine with me. My concern is twofold- 1) what if the
licence ever proves unusuable in court, we may then need to try to
contact authors of previous code to relicence it, or 2) if there is ever
a patent or IP claim against our codebase, we may need to be able to
tell who did what.

Regards, Dave.

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