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[Savannah-register-public] [task #9014] Submission of gPHPEdit

From: Nicodemo Alvaro
Subject: [Savannah-register-public] [task #9014] Submission of gPHPEdit
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 02:42:47 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #6, task #9014 (project administration):

My opinion is not to add what you think are the copyright notices and license
notices for the authors. I am not an expert on this, but I do think that this
is wrong. I needed a sanity check so I started a thread about our issues here
in the mailing list. Maybe I should ask about this issue, too.

It maybe a better idea to reconsider distributing gtkscintilla2 and
scintilla, because of these issues. I was told your best bet is to have the
user install the dependencies.

Let's talk about why it is a bad idea to add the license notices for the

1. You have no idea who wrote and when they wrote it.
* When you put in the copyright notice in for someone else, one would assume
that one of those people contributed code in it, when it is possible that they
did not, thus giving others credit they didn't do. When you place the year in
a notice for them it could be the wrong year.

2. You have no idea which license they actually mean to place for those
files. Different files may have different licenses as long as it complies with
the other licenses in the program. Neil had to confirm that Patrizio which
license Patrizio wanted.

I assumed that Andy Jeffries and the other copyright owners allowed you the
authority to add the copyrights, but I cannot be certain of the others.


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