license and copyright
ferdinando at ametrano.net
Tue Oct 10 08:02:32 UTC 2000
I will announce a new open source project in a few days, but I still have a
few questions for which I would like to receive some help. I am especially
confused about copyright stuff.
1) I've chosen a XFree86-style licence (or is it called XConsortium/MIT
style licence?), that is a BSD style licence without the advertising
clause. I append a prototype of this licence at the end of this message.
Since the license itself has to be copyrighted, my question is: who should
copyright it? Is it me?
2) I and my colleagues will be providing the initial code base to the
project. Should we have a copyright line in each file?
3) What about later changes of existing (copyrighted) files? Should every
developer copyright his modification?
Wouldn't this approach turn every file into a mess of copyright lines?
thanks for you help
ciao -- Nando
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