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Subject: [ggl] Copyrights notice
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz)
Date: 2009-06-26 21:25:00

Barend Gehrels wrote:
> Hi Mateusz,
>> Folks,
>> What's the proper way to maintain copyright notice in GGL source files?
>> If a developers adds new file, what copyright he is supposed to put?
>> On his name only, list all team members
> What is the OSS (4G) policy there?

>From my experience (not with Boost though), is that author of a file
puts copyright notice with his name and that's it.
As an example, OSGeo gives the following suggestion:

"It may be desirable to seek copyright assignment to a "project lead",
or to the foundation to reduce the number of copyright holders for the
project, although this is not required."

> What is the Boost policy?

I don't know.

> As far as I can see, each file is copyrighted
> by the author(s). Until now, I had Bruno and me there. As the team is
> now 4,5 or 6 members it might be better to have the author there. Some
> files are (substantially) authored by more people, than have more there.
> Makes that sense?

You mean author as an individual who created (started) particular file,
right? I think it's a good compromise.

Best regards,

Mateusz Loskot,
Charter Member of OSGeo,

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