[python-uk] copyright info in source
stestagg at gmail.com
Mon Sep 9 16:04:52 CEST 2013
The (il-)logic of trying to apply copyright statements to an otherwise
empty file should be weighed against the effort of writing a syntax checker
that can ignore such files.
Generally, it's easier to script these things, so having a script that
blindly adds the copyright header to all python files in the project
(assuming there aren't files from other projects) is probably the best
On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 2:21 PM, Doug Winter <doug.winter at isotoma.com> wrote:
> It is normal practice to include a brief license statement in every source
> file, to make it clear what precisely is under the terms of that license.
> On 09/09/13 14:18, Jonathan Hartley 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
>> Am I being unreasonable and/or daft?
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