[pacman-dev] Time for changes

VMiklos vmiklos at frugalware.org
Wed Oct 4 21:23:54 EDT 2006

On Wed, Oct 04, 2006 at 07:47:17PM -0500, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/4/06, VMiklos <vmiklos at frugalware.org> wrote:
> > so, i don't plan to revert the copyright updates in our tree, but in
> > case something is changed in the cvs (somehow we're listed as copyright
> > holders) then of course i'll pull that change and drop our copyright
> > fixes. and again, this whole "copyright thingy" from my part is about to
> > be able to control under what license is my code distributed, not about
> > hurting you in any way
> This is illegal.  This is not about licenses.

sure, this is not about licenses. but then why do you quote the gpl?

> You have not done this, and have now, on a public mailing list,
> refused to comply with the GPL.  Is this an action you sure you want
> to take?

of course not. i would like to see the copyrights fixed in the cvs, as i
stated several times previously. at the moment when you contribute to
pacman you don't have to say "the copyright holder of my code will be
Judd" and i never said so.

possible solutions:

1) let every contributor sign such a document

2) respect other's copyrights and _mention_ them

oh, and our pacman tree was always public from the begining (pacman2's
cvs tree is still not public), so the copyright update was never a
secret (also the darcs logs are on a public mailing list)

udv / greetings,

Developer of Frugalware Linux, to make things frugal - http://frugalware.org

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