Re: Bug#47438: copyright statement needs updating?
Julian Gilbey <J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk> writes:
>> So what should it say? Would an extra line: Copyright (c)1998,1999
>> Debian Policy List Members be appropriate?
Chris Waters <email@example.com> writes:
> IANAL, but I believe that only a legally recognized entity (person,
> organization, whatever) can assert copyright.
I think you're right about needing a legally recognized entity. I would
suggest assigning the copyright to SPI using an assignment similar to
the FSF one:
It really only needs to be signed by people who have made major
contributions. I wouldn't worry about small patches and minor changes.