cvs commit: src/share/man/man9 style.9
imp at harmony.village.org
Thu Jan 6 11:24:27 PST 2005
> You seem to have done a lot of these already, but if a total sweep
> of the tree to properly demarcate copyrights was going to be done
> then I think something more deterministic and useful for processing
> would have been better. Such as a Javadoc directive, XML container
> tag or something similar etc. That would move us a step along the
> way to being able to process our source files for a number of other
> reasons as well then.
The information I'm adding is non-obtrusive, followed by many files in
the tree already and is likely easy to get others whose sources we
track to integrate into their tree. Adding a simple - is easy to get
upstream (especially since it has benefit to indent(1)). Adding
something more complicated likely wouldn't win universal acceptance.
So, going the more complex route wouldn't be useful since I believe it
would create more problems for us down stream on the next import.
I've actually given the matter a lot of thought, and simpler
definitely is better here. There are too many different kinds of
licenses in the tree (hundreds of variations to the standard BSD
license, the mit license, and all the my little pony licenses that
likely will be headache for us one day) to do anything other than
<license> </license>, which is what the - tag does for us
Having said that, if you are willing to step to the plate and do the
work necessary to make a more complex scheme work, be my guest. I'm
not presently planning on doing that.
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