[Python-Dev] Licensing question

David Abrahams dave@boost-consulting.com
Tue, 19 Nov 2002 10:33:09 -0500


Recently we've been trying to shore up copyrights in Bost code; some
of our source files have no copyright notice at all. Boost.Python
includes a modified version of Python.h to work around some C++
interoperability bugs in Python 2.2.1's header. Lawyers in companies
that use Boost would feel a lot more comfortable if the file included
a copyright notice. My usual practice is to write:

  // Copyright David Abrahams 2002. Permission to copy, use,
  // modify, sell and distribute this software is granted provided this
  // copyright notice appears in all copies. This software is provided
  // "as is" without express or implied warranty, and with no claim as
  // to its suitability for any purpose.

At the top of every C++ source file. Is there any reason not to do
that with our modified Python.h? If so, what should I put there?


                       David Abrahams
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