Changes between Version 7 and Version 8 of Copyright


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06/28/12 13:21:30 (9 years ago)
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jdreed
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     1= Copyright Statements = 
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     3The Debathena repository has used a variety of copyright statements over the years, largely variations of the MIT/X license.  Given the ambiguity concerning the definition of "MIT License" or "X License", as of June 2012, we are standardizing on the "3-clause BSD license" ([http://www.opensource.org/licenses/BSD-3-Clause/]).   The GPLv2 ([http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html]) is also acceptable with advance notice. 
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     5No other licenses should be used without discussion with the Athena release team.    
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     7For the background behind this, see #564. 
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    19TODO:  Make this compatible with the proposal at [http://dep.debian.net/deps/dep5/] 
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    3 Caveats: 
    4  * Volunteers not employed by MIT may substitute their names for "Massachusetts Institute of Technology" in the text below. 
    5  * Do not alter the license text.  If you wish to license your contributions to Debathena under a license other than the one listed here, please contact release-team@mit.edu.  Please provide an explanation that is more compelling than "Because I want to", particularly if you're looking to license your code under something other than BSD (below) or GPLv2. 
     11== Licenses Currently Used == 
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    7 There are two types of copyright files.  The first is the most common, and is used for software we write for Debathena: 
     13In addition to the 3-clause BSD license, these other licenses can be found in the repository: 
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     15* The "original" or "no advertising" version of the MIT/X11 license 
     16* The "MIT License" as defined by the OSI. 
     17* LGPL 2.1 (`libnss-nonlocal`) 
     18* GPLv2 (`config-packge-dev`, `pyhesiodfs`) 
     19* GPL, unspecified (`debathena-live`, deprecated) 
     20 
     21== Updating a package's license == 
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     23With the explicit written approval of all copyright holders, a package using one of the older MIT licenses can be updated to the 3-clause BSD license.  If the only copyright holder of a package is "MIT" (that is, it was created and modified by MIT staff), permission is hereby given to update the license to 3-clause BSD. 
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     25== Selecting a license == 
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     27There are two types of copyright statements.  The first ("Debathena Native Software Copyright Statement") is the most common, and is used for software we write for Debathena.   The second is used only when we are packaging software that exists elsewhere ("Debathena-Packaged Non-Native Software Copyright Statement").   Select the statement accordingly and copy and paste it into the `copyright` file for the package.   
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     29*Note:* Volunteers (e.g. students) *not employed by MIT* may substitute their names for "Massachusetts Institute of Technology" in the text below. 
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     31*Do not alter the license text.*  If you wish to license your contributions to Debathena under a license other than the one listed here, please contact release-team@mit.edu.  Please provide an explanation that is more compelling than "Because I want to", particularly if you're looking to license your code under something other than BSD (below) or GPLv2. 
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     33=Debathena Native Software Copyright Statement= 
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    38 In rare cases, we may be packaging software that exists elsewhere.  In which case: 
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     65= Debathena-Packaged Non-Native Software Copyright Statement = 
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