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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-02-04 05:30:11

bjorn.karlsson_at_[hidden] wrote:

>>> 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 ;-).

Ok, and getting AI library into boost for the purpose of making that program
smarter is not really an option :-) I see.

>>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...


>> > 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).

I've put "" there because nobody cares about tests/examples. OTOH,
copyrights in *.jam files are better explicitly added, if missing.

>>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.


- Volodya


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