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Re: patches license

On 30-01-2009, Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org> wrote:
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> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 05:41:01PM +0100, Florent Monnier wrote:
>> OK
>> And are patches always under GPL, or should I check for each patch ?
> You should check, as you should check with software in general.
> ACK on Julien comment: patches generally match software
> license. Please report any violation of this assumption you find in
> our packages.


I am not sure that every patches I have done are compliant with upstream
LICENSE... However, I think that "few lines" patches are mostly
irrelevent WRT license in general -- i.e. it is ok to provide a few line
patches without copyright/license.

The only thing is that it is a good practice to say where your patch
comes from, if you decide to copy them elsewhere....


Sylvain Le Gall

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