[legal-discuss] Call for a clear COPYRIGHT-HOLDERS file in all OpenStack projects

Jeremy Stanley fungi at yuggoth.org
Mon Oct 21 18:48:35 UTC 2013

On 2013-10-21 14:37:33 -0400 (-0400), Doug Hellmann wrote:
> Why not keep the list of assignments in a text file in a git
> repo, where it is easy for developer to modify. That would also
> ensure that the build system doesn't depend on any resources
> outside of the infra team's control.

Good point, though we'd still need to query the seed data from
somewhere. I originally didn't suggest it because I was assuming the
affiliation mapping could provide a fairly accurate representation
of work-for-hire situations at different points in history for any
given contributor and we wouldn't want to maintain two copies of
that in different places. As the discussion evolved it seems that
affiliation and copyright assignment are probably not as closely
tied as I first presumed (though they might be somewhat similar).

Anyway, I wasn't so much trying to suggest that we should do this,
but rather point out the complexity involved it having it be
anywhere close to accurate.
Jeremy Stanley

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