Using the Names field to indicate that a work was copied from somewhere else (Re: DEP-5: additional requirements to use with upstream).
Le Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 05:14:52PM -0700, Russ Allbery a écrit :
> * A comment field in the header section into which I can put statements
> All individual files with no other license statement are released
> under this license. Some files have additional copyright dates from
> earlier releases or may be owned by other copyright holders as noted
> in those files. Some files are individually released under different
> licenses, all of which are compatible with the above general package
> * An origin field in the files section where I can note the origin of that
> set of files. For example, my packages contain some files copied from
> GNU Libtool, and I currently say that in the LICENSE file. I don't want
> to lose that information. This use case could be served by just
> allowing a comment field in the files section, I suppose, and that may
> be a better approach since it's more general.
similarly to Lars' proposition to recycle the License and Copyright fields in
the header, how about using the Disclaimer and Name fields for your purposes?
All individual files with no other license statement are released
under this license. Some files have additional copyright dates from
earlier releases or may be owned by other copyright holders as noted
in those files. Some files are…
And to indicate that some files are not the original work of the maintainers:
Files: config.sub config.guess
Copyright: © 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License: GPL-2+ with Autoconf exception
Copyright: © 1995-1998 Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler
Files: csrc/dnapars.c, csrc/protpars.c
Copyright: © 1980-2008. University of Washington
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Permission is granted to distribute or provide access to these programs provided
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It can not convey much informaiton, but the more we add, the more we need to maintain.
Have a nice week-end,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan