Re: Heads-up: Pending removal of 'Created by' from the ports tree

From: Robert Clausecker <>
Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 17:49:31 UTC
Please check with legal if the removal of authorship information from
files is permitted.  I am under the impression that this is one of the
things that you are not permitted to do, even with BSD2CLAUSE code.

In German jurisdiction specifically, the author is permitted to decide
how to mark his authorship of files and these authorship marks may not
be removed without consent of the author (13 UrhG).  I am not sure
what the situation is in other jurisdictions.

Robert Clausecker

Am Tue, Jul 05, 2022 at 03:16:17PM +0200 schrieb Tobias C. Berner:
> Moin moin
> portmgr is intending to remove all occurrences of 'Created by' from the tree
> by the end of this quarter [1].
> This is done to honor those that are actively maintaining the ports tree and
> not those that were there before it was cool.
> The ports tree is the product of all the contributors and committers
> maintaining it currently. If you want your name reflected as contributor, then
> MAINTAINER is what you need to be. No information is lost, as the original
> creators are still present in the version control system.
> mfg Tobias/portmgr
> [1]

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