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Re: [HACKERS] Copyright

From: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: Don Baccus <dhogaza(at)pacifier(dot)com>
Cc: Philip Warner <pjw(at)rhyme(dot)com(dot)au>, Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, "Ross J(dot) Reedstrom" <reedstrm(at)wallace(dot)ece(dot)rice(dot)edu>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, PostgreSQL Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Copyright
Date: 2000-01-29 16:58:15
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On Fri, 28 Jan 2000, Don Baccus wrote:

> It doesn't identify which portions.  Nor does the original statement
> by UC.  The reality is that no one could necessarily claim that any
> contribution you make is part of the "portions".

And, as the wu-ftpd distribution has always done, there is *nothing* to
stop someone working in 'heapam.c' from adding a personal 'Portions
Copyright(c) 1999 by Bruce Momjian' ... we put a 'blanket copyright on' to
provide a 'general cover', but there is nothing from stopping ppl from
adding more specific ones for the work they do:

  Copyright (c) 1999 WU-FTPD Development Group.  
  All rights reserved.
  Portions Copyright (c) 1980, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994 
    The Regents of the University of California.
  Portions Copyright (c) 1993, 1994 Washington University in Saint Louis. 
  Portions Copyright (c) 1996, 1998 Berkeley Software Design, Inc. 
  Portions Copyright (c) 1989 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 
  Portions Copyright (c) 1998 Sendmail, Inc. 
  Portions Copyright (c) 1983, 1995, 1996, 1997 Eric P.  Allman. 
  Portions Copyright (c) 1997 by Stan Barber. 
  Portions Copyright (c) 1997 by Kent Landfield. 
  Portions Copyright (c) 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 
    Free Software Foundation, Inc.   

Marc G. Fournier                   ICQ#7615664               IRC Nick: Scrappy
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