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Re: Source Code One Line Change [patch] and Copyright holder

I think you are right. Thanks for mentioning that.


> On Fri, 26 Aug 2011, "Nanakos V. Chrysostomos" <nanakos@wired-net.gr>
> wrote:
>> recently I have contributed a on-line patch [0] that resolves a
>> significant and major security bug in a PAM module. I added myself to
>> the
>> Copyright holders of the file and added this change to the changelog
>> file
> Regardless of the issue of whether you can claim copyright on a single
> line
> (which AFAIK has never been tested by a court) there is the issue of
> whether
> it's reasonable to make such a claim by community standards.
> I know that I'm not the only person here who has sent in many patches that
> are
> much more significant without asking for credit in the copyright file.  It
> seems to be a common expectation that one doesn't make such claims about
> small
> patches.
> Fixing security flaws is a really good thing to do.  Send in lots more
> patches
> like that and you can count on getting a good reputation for it, even if
> you
> don't end up in any copyright files.
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