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Re: License of bash manpage (Re: License details for bash-4.2)

From: Jonathan Nieder
Subject: Re: License of bash manpage (Re: License details for bash-4.2)
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2011 15:21:21 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21+46 (b01d63af6fea) (2011-07-01)

Chet Ramey wrote:

> The man page copyright belongs to me -- I don't know that I ever
> assigned it to the FSF.  I don't have a problem with others modifying the
> man page, and expect it under certain circumstances.  For instance, if a
> distribution modifies the startup files bash reads (e.g., to add
> /etc/bash.bashrc as some have done), I expect them to modify the manual
> page in the distribution to reflect that.
> In other cases, I would prefer that any changes get sent back to me
> so I can modify as necessary for future releases.

Perfect, thanks.  Does the same go for bashbug.1, too?  (Sorry I forgot
to ask about it before.)

Ah, one more question.  The tests/COPYRIGHT file says:

        Unless otherwise stated, all files in this directory are Copyright (C)
        Free Software Foundation, Inc.

        The file ifs-posix.tests is Copyright (C) 2005 Glen Fowler.

Do you know what the license terms are for the test suite?  In
particular, is it okay to use, modify, and distribute these files?

I'll try to get in touch with some of the people who submitted example
functions and scripts to find out their wishes.


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