Re: Using the Names field to indicate that a work was copied from somewhere else (Re: DEP-5: additional requirements to use with upstream).
Charles Plessy <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> similarly to Lars' proposition to recycle the License and Copyright
> fields in the header, how about using the Disclaimer and Name fields for
> your purposes?
> All individual files with no other license statement are released
> under this license. Some files have additional copyright dates from
> earlier releases or may be owned by other copyright holders as noted
> in those files. Some files are…
No, I would prefer to keep Disclaimer for its current purpose, which is
distinct from a free-form comment.
> And to indicate that some files are not the original work of the maintainers:
> Files: config.sub config.guess
> Name: Autoconf
> Copyright: © 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,
> 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
> Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> License: GPL-2+ with Autoconf exception
> Files: zconf.h
> Copyright: © 1995-1998 Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler
> License: zlib
> Name: zlib
I would not have guessed that was what Name meant without your message
putting it in context, and I would really like to be able to have freeform
text here so that I can say other things where needed, like the date at
which I last synchronized source or to mention that the files are slightly
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>