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Re: [HACKERS] Copyright

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: PostgreSQL Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Copyright
Date: 2000-01-29 16:59:14
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On 2000-01-28, Bruce Momjian mentioned:

> [Charset ISO-8859-1 unsupported, filtering to ASCII...]
> > This came down with my latest update and confused me quite a bit:
> > 
> > * Portions Copyright (c) 1996-2000, PostgreSQL, Inc
> > 
> > Since when do *they* own the copyright? Whatever happened to the good old
> > PostgreSQL Global Development Group? Assigning the copyright of an open
> > source project to a commercial entity is something unprecedented, and
> > quite frankly (without having anything at all against PostgreSQL, Inc) I
> > am not so excited about it.
> 
> That is what I was told by Marc.  If we want to discuss it, go ahead. 
> Such a change was planned in late December, though there was no
> discussion who gets the copyright.  I believe he used PostgreSQL Inc.
> because it is a legal entity, vs. the development team, which is not.

In any case, a better way to search for copyright notices is

egrep -i '\(c\)|copyright'

Just

egrep '\(C\)'

will miss some. ;)

-- 
Peter Eisentraut                  Sernanders väg 10:115
peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net                   75262 Uppsala
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