[Python-Dev] Copyright notices in modules
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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