Why not simplify Copyright at boot/dmesg?
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.
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