[python-uk] copyright info in source

Jonathan Hartley tartley at tartley.com
Mon Sep 9 22:20:05 CEST 2013

You are cunning. Or maybe configure my editor to auto hide (fold?) such gubbins?

But sadly I don't think I can justify the time to ingulge in such appealing trickery. A ten second Awk invocation it will be, followed by 'make release'.

Jonathan Hartley

Daniel Pope <lord.mauve at gmail.com> wrote:

>Maybe you could omit license headers in your repo, but add them when
>building the sdist?
>On 9 September 2013 20:57, Jonathan Hartley <tartley at tartley.com> wrote:
>> Thanks for all the input, people.
>> FWIW, The folks downstream said their motivation was the continual
>> difficulty of automatically checking for acceptable licenses on the many
>> bits of (allegedly) FOSS they use. They have 4k of filenames that the
>> license checker can't currently account for, and re-checking them all
>> manually every few months is a continual drain.
>> I'll roll over on this one. That the world is the way it is raises my
>> hackles, but no point me making life harder for some other blameless devs.
>> I'll squeeze it into 80 chars per file somehow. Thanks for the pointers on
>> that.
>> Jonathan Hartley
>> http://tartley.com
>> Russel Winder <russel at winder.org.uk> wrote:
>> >On Mon, 2013-09-09 at 16:13 +0100, Jonathan Hartley 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?
>> >
>> >You are both right and wrong. You are right that this should be the case
>> >in (programmer) logic. However the issue is what does the amalgam of
>> >statute, case law, barristers and judges make of the situation.
>> >
>> >I would suggest either complying with the request, or withdraw the
>> >material from licenced use.
>> >
>> >--
>> >Russel.
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