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Re: DLL Copyright

From: Stefaan A Eeckels
Subject: Re: DLL Copyright
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 09:50:16 +0200

On 15 May 2006 05:28:45 -0700
"Jacob JKW" <> wrote:

> The following happens:
> 1) Source code to an executable is released under the GPL by author
> #1.
> 2) Source code is lightly modified by author #2 and then included as a
> DLL bundled with a new GPL app by a author #2.
> How should the copyright info be handled?

Authors retain the copyright to the code they wrote. How the code is
packaged has no bearing on that. 

Showing copyright information when the program starts or is running is
not a prerequisite of the current copyright statutes. If on program
start-up you give credit to author #2, it stands to reason you should
give credit to author #1. Similarly, in an "About" topic it behooves to
credit all authors. 

Take care,

Stefaan A Eeckels
"A ship in the harbor is safe. But that's not what ships are built for."
                                -- Rear Admiral Dr. Grace Murray Hopper.

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