[Buildbot-devel] Licensing clarification

Gianluca Sforna giallu at gmail.com
Sun Oct 14 07:36:50 UTC 2007

On 10/14/07, Brian Warner <warner-buildbot at lothar.com> wrote:

> What I've just done:
> * put a copy of GPLv2 in the source tree as COPYING
> * enhance the note in the README to explicitly declare our GPLv2-ness, and
>   point to the COPYING file


> I'm less eager to add the boilerplate to every source file, mostly because I
> find it distracting when reading source code, but I'll think about it.

I understand your concern. I am not sure how much it is to be
considered a "suggestion" or a legal requirement: I am afraid it is
the latter, but that's not probably the same on all jurisdictions.

> > So, what I would need is an official statement from the copyright
> > holder(s) about which version of the GPL the sources are covered (v1,
> > v2, v2 or later, etc)
> Please consider this (signed) message as just such an official statement.

I will try to push the 0.7.6 release on Fedora repository ASAP

Thanks a lot!

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