[python-uk] copyright info in source

Martin P. Hellwig martin.hellwig at gmail.com
Mon Sep 9 15:30:09 CEST 2013

I concur, you do not have to put the full license text in it, a reference
to it is fine.
The logic behind that request is that some files may be seen out of context
of the project (as there is no reference), without having a license
attached the file can be legally misrepresented as being public domain.

So yes a one liner as Andy has given is all you need, by having your name
and year, any reference can be then looked up by anybody who is interested.

On 9 September 2013 14:24, Andy Robinson <andy at reportlab.com> wrote:

> On 9 September 2013 14:18, Jonathan Hartley <tartley at tartley.com> wrote:
> > They'd like me to include a license and copyright info in every source
> file
> > (including empty __init__.py files).
> I have had this with big companies before, long ago.  It may actually
> be sufficient to have one line saying something like...
> "Copyright Jonathan Hartley 2013.  MIT-style license; see
> mypackage/LICENSE.TXT for details"
> - Andy
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