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Re: Sponsorship requirements and copyright files

On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 12:15:00PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Is the reason that you feel most licenses require preservation of the
> copyright notice and it's easier to enforce it uniformly for all copyright
> files?  Is there some other larger reason why is this important for the
> project?  (Please note that I'm not assuming that you have no reason.  I
> just don't understand, from the discussion so far, what it is.  We can't
> really have a meaningful discussion until we're all on the same page)

Like I have said a few times previously, it serves as documentation that the
package has been thoroughly checked for licensing issues. Because such a check
must involve looking at the headers of each file, and any AUTHORS or similar
file, there appears to be no reason why this should not be written down.

It also provides a nice summary for our users.

Noah Slater, http://tumbolia.org/nslater

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