Subject: Re: copyright and license issues
To: mouss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Charles M. Hannum <email@example.com>
Date: 10/08/2004 16:10:32
On Wednesday 06 October 2004 00:45, mouss wrote:
> 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
Generally, you cannot enforce a copyright on something "trivial," so indeed
there is no point. This is why it's usually silly to have a copyright notice
on things like Makefiles.
> Isn't it far better to have a "trace" comment such as:
> /* written for NetBSD on Feb 31 1984 */
We have $NetBSD$ RCS tags on most files in our source tree.