[libxcb,1/3] Copyrights: add copyright statement from xcb_windefs.h

Submitted by Gaetan Nadon on March 26, 2014, 7:40 p.m.

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Gaetan Nadon March 26, 2014, 7:40 p.m.
Signed-off-by: Gaetan Nadon <memsize@videotron.ca>
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 COPYING |    1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

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diff --git a/COPYING b/COPYING
index 54bfbe5..79b3dc8 100644
--- a/COPYING
+++ b/COPYING
@@ -1,4 +1,5 @@ 
 Copyright (C) 2001-2006 Bart Massey, Jamey Sharp, and Josh Triplett.
+Copyright (C) 2009 Jatin Golani.
 All Rights Reserved.
 
 Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person

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On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 03:40:55PM -0400, Gaetan Nadon wrote:
> Signed-off-by: Gaetan Nadon <memsize@videotron.ca>

This seems fine, though there are many more authors not listed here.
(It's sad that this can't be handled by just pointing to git history.)

>  COPYING |    1 +
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
> 
> diff --git a/COPYING b/COPYING
> index 54bfbe5..79b3dc8 100644
> --- a/COPYING
> +++ b/COPYING
> @@ -1,4 +1,5 @@
>  Copyright (C) 2001-2006 Bart Massey, Jamey Sharp, and Josh Triplett.
> +Copyright (C) 2009 Jatin Golani.
>  All Rights Reserved.
>  
>  Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person
> -- 
> 1.7.9.5
> 
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> Xcb@lists.freedesktop.org
> http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/xcb
On 14-03-26 06:06 PM, josh@joshtriplett.org wrote:
> This seems fine, though there are many more authors not listed here.
> (It's sad that this can't be handled by just pointing to git history.)
I see what you mean. The role of the COPYING file is very specific. It
contains the aggregation of all Copyright statements in the source code.
It is not a list of authors or contributors. Authors must write the
license text in the source code to protect their work.

One way for a module to acknowledge other authors and contributions is
to list them in the README file. The X Window System does this by having
a section "Attributions/Acknowledgements/Credits
<http://www.x.org/releases/X11R7.7/doc/xorg-docs/ReleaseNotes.html#Attributions_Acknowledgements_Credits>"
in the Release Notes.

http://www.x.org/releases/X11R7.7/doc/xorg-docs/License.html:


    Introduction

The X.Org Foundation X Window System distribution is a compilation of
code and documentation from many sources. This document is intended
primarily as a guide to the licenses used in the distribution: you must
check each file and/or package for precise redistribution terms.
None-the-less, this summary may be useful to many users.

This document is based on the compilation from XFree86. If you find any
errors or significant omissions in this document, please contact us with
details at |<xorg@lists.freedesktop.org
<mailto:xorg@lists.freedesktop.org>>|.

Most of these licenses are based on the MIT, X Consortium, or BSD
(original and revised) licenses. All of them are consistent with the
Open Source Definition <http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition.php>,
and most are consistent with the Free Software Foundation's Free
Software Definition <http://www.fsf.org/philosophy/free-sw.html>.

While the current licenses are all open source licenses, the X.Org
Foundation is attempting, over time, to bring as much as possible of the
code's licenses in the distribution into compliance with the Debian Free
Software Guidelines <http://www.debian.org/social_contract#guidelines>.

[...]

Thanks
On 14-03-26 08:02 PM, Gaetan Nadon wrote:
>
>> This seems fine, though there are many more authors not listed here.
>> (It's sad that this can't be handled by just pointing to git history.)
> I see what you mean. The role of the COPYING file is very specific. It
> contains the aggregation of all Copyright statements in the source
> code. It is not a list of authors or contributors. Authors must write
> the license text in the source code to protect their work.
>
> One way for a module to acknowledge other authors and contributions is
> to list them in the README file. The X Window System does this by
> having a section "Attributions/Acknowledgements/Credits
> <http://www.x.org/releases/X11R7.7/doc/xorg-docs/ReleaseNotes.html#Attributions_Acknowledgements_Credits>"
> in the Release Notes.

I forgot about the AUTHORS file which is suggested by Autotools. There
are 50 xorg modules using it. Plenty of examples to look at.