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Re: DLL Copyright

From: Stefaan A Eeckels
Subject: Re: DLL Copyright
Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 08:22:41 +0200

On 16 May 2006 19:43:56 -0700
"Jacob JKW" <> wrote:

> Stefaan A Eeckels wrote:
> > 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.
> Sounds reasonable. Could you perhaps provide an example of
> appropriate phrasing of such copyright information?

Gui-engine is a program to demonstrate copyrights
GUI copyright 2006, Jacob
Engine copyright 2005, Joseph

and whatever other flowery prose that might come to mind :-)

Stefaan A Eeckels
   The one thing IT really needs to outsource is the freakin' clueless
 managers that don't understand that there are more possibilities than
chaos on the one hand and the reduction of alternatives to zero on the
other.                    -- Richard Hamilton in comp.sys.sun.hardware

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