[python-uk] copyright info in source

Martin P. Hellwig martin.hellwig at gmail.com
Mon Sep 9 17:28:01 CEST 2013


Yes you are right, however quoting the adage; explicit is better then
implicit :-)
To be honest, I find it rather strange that someone who likes to use your
code is dictating you what to do, me being a contractor would reply with:
Sure I'll do that for you, that is then X£ please, if you are not happy
with that, you can FO ;-) Though there is some bragging rights if you can
say that Google uses your code in one of their flagship products,
 so it is just up to you, nobody can make/force you.
I would be interested though in what you decide to do.


On 9 September 2013 16:13, Jonathan Hartley <tartley at tartley.com> wrote:

>  Why would a file ever be seen out of context? Surely to make my source
> available without the LICENSE file is breaking the terms of my license, so
> I'm not sure why I ought to jump through hoops just to cater for such
> people. Am I wrong?
>
>     Jonathan
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> On 09/09/13 14:30, Martin P. Hellwig wrote:
>
>  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.
>
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>  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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