[python-uk] copyright info in source

Gilberto Gonçalves lursty at gmail.com
Mon Sep 9 15:30:35 CEST 2013

I understand your concern since it doesn't look very DRY to put the license
in all the source files but I believe
that putting at least a header in each of the files as well as a full
License file in the root of your project is the
best way to do it.

Check this:


On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 2:18 PM, Jonathan Hartley <tartley at tartley.com>wrote:

> A small Python project of mine is apparently being included in Chromium,
> because I've had a bug report from them that my source files (plural) fail
> their build-time license checker.
> They'd like me to include a license and copyright info in every source
> file (including empty __init__.py files).
> I've responded that I don't want to be unhelpful, but I don't believe in
> putting duplicate license and copyright info in every source code file. To
> my mind, it belongs in a single central place, i.e. the project LICENSE
> file.
> Am I being unreasonable and/or daft?
>     Jonathan
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