Subject: bin/5784: rediculous copyright notices
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/17/1998 12:55:17
>Number:         5784
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       rediculous copyright notices
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Jul 17 10:05:01 1998
>Originator:     Greg A. Woods
Planix, Inc.; Toronto, Ontario; Canada
>Release:        NetBSD

System: NetBSD most 1.3.1 NetBSD 1.3.1 (MOST) #0: Mon May 25 01:21:22 EDT 1998 woods@most:/usr/src-1.3.1/sys/arch/sparc/compile/MOST sparc


	The copyright notice on tiny shell scripts, such as
	/sbin/nologin, is almost as ludicrous as the AT&T copyright that
	was once on the SysV's /bin/false and /bin/true.

	Luckily NetBSD's /bin/true and /bin/false don't also have a
	multi-page copyright notice!  ;-)


	cat /sbin/nologin # and watch it scroll off the top of a 25-line window


	remove the copyright notice from trivial shell scripts that just
	simply are not worth the effort of maintaining it in.