bin/98911: getopt(1): getopt.c license issue
bruce at cran.org.uk
Sun May 4 22:00:10 UTC 2008
The following reply was made to PR bin/98911; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Bruce Cran <bruce at cran.org.uk>
To: bug-followup at FreeBSD.org, jmc at kerhand.co.uk
Subject: Re: bin/98911: getopt(1): getopt.c license issue
Date: Sun, 04 May 2008 22:50:05 +0100
Since this issue was raised in June 2006 NetBSD added a header at the
top of getopt.c:
* This material, written by Henry Spencer, was released by him
* into the public domain and is thus not subject to any copyright.
The FreeBSD man page for getopt(1) does record Henry as the author, but
the README in src/usr.bin/getopt is possibly misleading. The original
message can be seen through Google Groups at
http://groups.google.com/group/mod.std.unix/msg/4ebaa418597b4ff0 and it
appears clear that Ian Darwin isn't claiming he wrote getopt but that
he'd found it and was posting a copy of it for others to see. In
particular, note that the History section remained intact and attributed
Henry as the original author.
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