Subject: copyright and license issues
To: None <>
From: mouss <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/06/2004 02:45:11
Can anybody enlighten me and get me back to the right way?

I feel some satanic forces making me believe that it is silly and stupid 
to have a copyright and a license (other than public domain) on files 
that contain trivial source code. for example, I would laugh at the 

/* foo blah blah
  * copyright the LAUGHAFBLE group
  * license stuff: you should, you may, you must, ....
  * blah blah ..
  * yet again
  * once more
assign(int x, int y)
  x = y;

but I have hope for an exorcise.

Isn't it far better to have a "trace" comment such as:
	/* written for NetBSD on Feb 31 1984 */
[at least, this saves a lot of tree when you a2ps|lpr]