[pacman-dev] Time for changes

Essien Ita Essien essiene at datavibe.net
Wed Oct 4 06:43:23 EDT 2006

Roman Kyrylych wrote:
> 2006/10/4, VMiklos <vmiklos at frugalware.org>:
> <snip>
> Come on, guys! Why not just relax and first come to decission about
> what copyright info style should be in Pacman - like in SDL or like in
> kernel & MPlayer?
> In the first case there is standard copyright info for entire project,
> that repeats in _every_ file.
> Example:
>   SuperProjectX. Copyright (C) 1997-2006, SomeCompany.
> In the second case every file has its own copyright info.
> Example  main.c:
>   SuperProjectX. Copyright (C) 1997-2006, SomeCompany.
> some_functions.c:
>   SuperProjectX. Copyright (C) 1997-2006, SomeCompany.
>   SuperProjectX. SomeFunctions. Copyright (C) 1999-2004, good guy.
>   Some megacool feature support - contriubuted by another good guy.
> Then if you come to conclusion - there will be no misunderstandings
> about what to include and in which form.
> I don't think any of devs are very bothered with copyrights. There
> just should be standard policy about this.

IMOHO... this is a *very* small disctration. I've been lurking here for 
a while under a huge rock, waiting for activity on pacman-3, and now 
when Aaron is ready to get things cranking to a release state, we're 
going to be side tracked by politics? meh! We're way cooler than this I 

Like Roman observed, there are _clearly_ two different approaches to 
things, and while Aurielen and Vmiklos took one approach, Aaron expects 
another approach.

IMOHO, Aaron, since you're right now incharge of the project, pick one 
Method and lets us live with it and move on to getting pacman out the 
door, its been waaaay too long in development already i think (though 
the method you pick does not have to be the one you really like, 
considering the work vmiklos and co have done, in the end, both methods 
work, various projects use either).

/me silently goes back to lurking under said HugeRock(tm)

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