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From: bjorn.karlsson_at_[hidden]
Date: 2003-02-04 05:20:43

> From: Vladimir Prus [mailto:ghost_at_[hidden]]
> I've fixed two of them and fill fix the last one later.

Great! Thanks!

> > tools/build/examples-v2/hello/hello.cpp: missing copyright
> Egh... is that really required to have a copyright in this
> file? That's
> "hello world" application!

Well, maybe it's not really necessary, but the testing program is quite
crude, and doesn't take such trivia into account ;-).

> Even on tests?

Good question, and I think the answer is "it depends". The thing is, some
organizations just won't accept libraries with even a single file in the
distribution that's not explictly copyrighted. There's no hard and fast rule
though, but for the sake of consistency, I think it's worthwhile adding
copyright statements everywhere applicable.

> > tools/build/test/dependency-test/a.h: missing copyright
> Even on empty files :-)

:-) It's a very conscientious program, as you can see...

> That's a document of interest only to Boost.Build V2 developers.


> > If there's a "default" copyright statement we could use for
> > (not-yet-copyrighted) Boost.Build files, I'd be happy to
> add them; else the
> > authors will need to update the files.
> Well, I think that standard
> /* Copyright (C) 2003. Permission to copy, use,
> modify, sell and
> distribute this software is granted provided this
> copyright notice appears
> in all copies. This software is provided "as is" without
> express or implied
> warranty, and with no claim as to its suitability for any purpose. */

If everyone is happy with that, the job of adding copyright statements is
made very simple, and we don't need to worry too much about acknowledging
contributors (in the source files).

> Would be just fine. But, files in examples-v2/qt and
> example-v2/qt-ui should
> not be altered. Have no idea about their copyrights.

I guess we'll just leave them as-is then, at least for now.



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