[Python-Dev] Copyright notices in modules

Raymond Hettinger python at rcn.com
Tue Jan 20 00:56:22 CET 2009

Why does numbers.py say:

    # Copyright 2007 Google, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    # Licensed to PSF under a Contributor Agreement.

Weren't there multiple contributors including non-google people?

Does Google want to be associated with code that
was submitted with no tests?

Do we want this sort of stuff in the code?

If someone signs a contributor agreement, can we
forgo the external copyright comments?

Do we want to make a practice of every contributor
commenting in the name of the company they were
working for at the time (if so, I would have to add
the comment to a lot of modules)?

Does the copyright concept even apply to an
abstract base class (I thought APIs were not
subject to copyright, just like database layouts
and language definitions)?


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