[python-uk] copyright info in source

Harry Percival harry.percival at gmail.com
Mon Sep 9 15:42:35 CEST 2013


Not in dunderinits though, surely?


On 9 September 2013 14:30, Gilberto Gonçalves <lursty at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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:
> http://www.oss-watch.ac.uk/resources/opensourceyourcode#applying-the-licence
>
> Cheers,
> Gil
>
>
> 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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