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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@gbiv.com>
Subject Re: New copyright header policy
Date Sun, 04 Jun 2006 07:58:14 GMT
On Jun 4, 2006, at 12:40 AM, Torsten Curdt wrote:

>> > Someone please enlighten me
>>
>> Copyright notices and a license header allow someone examining that
>> work (in our case source files) to know the terms of distribution for
>> that work and who the author is.
>>
>> If the notice is not there, it must be assumed that all rights are
>> reserved by some 'unknown' copyright holder - meaning that you can  
>> not
>> copy/modify/exhibit/redistribute/etc that work in any form.
>
> Well, of course ...but why do we have to have that in each and every
> file? What gets downloaded is a distribution - a whole package. Why
> can't we define terms of distribution and copyright for the whole
> distribution in one file?

Because we also publish them as individual files (see subversion,
viewcvs, websites, etc.).

....Roy


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