Second point is identifying the source of every commit. IMHO it is good
practice to have a sign-off for ALL initial commits.
Justt to make sure we have a full trail. Important for example for EAL
certification. But also in case of disputes.
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----- Original Message -----
From: board-bounces(a)ovirt.org <board-bounces(a)ovirt.org>
To: cctrieloff(a)redhat.com <cctrieloff(a)redhat.com>
Cc: board(a)ovirt.org <board(a)ovirt.org>
Sent: Sat Oct 22 13:18:28 2011
Subject: Re: Policy for applying copyright notices
On 10/19/2011 02:12 AM, Carl Trieloff wrote:
On 10/18/2011 05:31 PM, Richard Fontana wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 01:41:04PM -0500, Anthony Liguori wrote:
>> > On 10/18/2011 12:35 PM, Carl Trieloff wrote:
>>> > >
>>> > >I would like to add to the site some text around applying the
>>> > >copyright
>>> > >statement per the license text as per
>>> > >http://www.ovirt.org/about/licensing/
>>> > >
>>> > >In the piece at the top of the license, there is a section
>>> > >
>>> > >"Copyright [yyyy] [name of copyright owner]"
>> > This will remain a recommendation, right? It would be difficult for
>> > us to get approval to use something other than the IBM corporate
>> > standard copyright notice (which does change every couple years).
>> > It seems (C) comes in and out of style over time :-)
> That line is actually from the appendix of the Apache License 2.0,
> which gives a recommended copyright notice.
> I'm sympathetic to the view that precise formal details of copyright
> notices should not be mandated. At Red Hat, I think the "(C)" may have
> been historically recommended, but I have non-actively promoted
> non-use of it on principles of minimalism :-).
> I think, however, that Carl was suggesting a rule that *some* suitable
> form of copyright notice be placed by the author of an original file,
> not mandating what the form would be.
I personally rather dropping the [name of copyright owner] I believe
that's why we have history in the source control.
There is one person adding the file and other X (X likely > 1) people
changing it, I see no reason crediting the one who added the file.
We had a discussion on this in the engine-core project some time ago and
we decided to remove all credits to file creators.
If not accepted as a general rule for all oVirt projects I would like to
suggest that this can be decided/changed on a project level.
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