Why not simplify Copyright at boot/dmesg?

Bruce Cran bruce at cran.org.uk
Sat Feb 23 23:43:31 UTC 2013

On 23/02/2013 23:17, Joshua Isom wrote:
> That also ties in with NIH syndrome.  Gnu does that a lot just to make 
> sure they can change to GPLv4 without problems, while Linux is still 
> GPLv2.  It's also not just Berkeley, but other people and 
> organizations hold copyrights.  From a quick glance, netatalk is by 
> the University of Michigan.  Mounting a cd using cd9660, which is 
> still listed as Berkeley, is probably so tested and proven by now, 
> that there would be no benefit to rewriting it other than to change 
> the copyright.

Other open source projects require contributors to sign copyright 
assignment agreements so all the code is under a single owner.

Bruce Cran

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