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Re: Licensing of dummy.c

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: Licensing of dummy.c
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 22:25:53 +0100

On 13 September 2012 21:25, Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> wrote:
> Reuben Thomas <address@hidden> writes:
>> On 13 September 2012 14:56, Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> This isn't supported now, but it might be useful.  How about a
>>> gnulib-tool --license=foo instead of the current --lgpl?  I'm using some
>>> files from gnulib in projects licensed under the BSD license (primarily
>>> m4 macros), but I'm copying the files manually today.
>> Thanks.
>> I can't find a sample public domain license to copy in the gnulib
>> tree, so I used this boilerplate code from the GCS and replaced the
>> GPL notice at the top of dummy.c with it:
>>    Copying and distribution of this file, with or without
>>    modification, are permitted in any medium without royalty
>>    provided the copyright notice and this notice are preserved.
>> Is that OK?
> Actually I think gnulib's "public domain" and the boilerplate above are
> different.  The boilerplate above requires a copyright notice, so it
> isn't public domain.

Good point. I've copied the model of atexit.c, i.e. saying "This file
is in the public domain" and signing it "Bruno Haible", as it seems to
need a signature, and Bruno's the only non-trivial contributor:


Thanks again, and let me know if I have got it wrong again.


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