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Re: Copyright vs Open Source

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Copyright vs Open Source
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 18:24:35 +0900

Mike Jervis <> writes:
> However, I'm a little disconcerted to see that they have batch
> processed all source code and claimed copyright to all files, with a
> note that it's "based on" work from the original project which was
> copyright by {list of original authors}.
> My gut feeling is that this is wrong (especially since actually
> they've posted copyright 2002-2008 and the fork happened in 2008.) but
> there's probably nothing to be done about it.

If nothing else, it's kind of obnoxious; typically forks will just add
their copyright line to the existing copyright lines, and leave them
otherwise unchanged (maybe condensing them a bit to save space)

I don't know why they'd do that if it wasn't a hostile fork...


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