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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 <xtifr@dsp.net> 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.


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