Merging two projects and their licenses

Johan Tibell johan.tibell at
Sun Oct 31 14:03:48 UTC 2010

On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 2:54 PM, Johan Tibell <johan.tibell at> wrote:
> This is really hard as the code quickly gets intermingled: a single
> file may contain code snippets that have different copyright. Is it
> sufficient that the actual author (and thus copyright holder) of any
> particular piece of code can be retrieved from the version control
> system that the code is stored in?
> Perhaps the copyright lines should look like
>    Copyright (c) 2002-2010, The University Court of the University of Glasgow.
>    Copyright (c) 2007-2010, Johan Tibell
> to better reflect that both parties still have copyright in the work?
> I've never seen copyright statement more granular than on a per-file
> basis. How do projects deal with multiple contributors and their
> copyright?

I should add that each source file does have a copyright statement so
at the moment some source files have the University of Glasgow
copyright and some have the Johan Tibell copyright statement.


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