[openstack-dev] [all] Proposal: copyright-holders file in each project, or copyright holding forced to the OpenStack Foundation

Thomas Goirand zigo at debian.org
Fri Jan 15 15:09:34 UTC 2016

On 01/15/2016 09:57 PM, Jeremy Stanley wrote:
> On 2016-01-15 07:31:09 -0600 (-0600), Dolph Mathews wrote:
>> This is a topic for legal-discuss, not -dev.
>>   http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/legal-discuss
> And not only that

It is important that everyone writing code reads the thread, otherwise
we will see no progress.

> but we've discussed it to death in years gone by
> (my how short some memories are)

Probably, but with no progress. I've just had an issue with wrong
copyright holders with oslo.privsep, which is very new. So,
unfortunately, I have to bring the topic back on the table. :(

> resulting in the summary at
> https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/LegalIssuesFAQ#Copyright_Headers for
> those who choose to learn from history rather than repeating it.

Well, this wiki entry doesn't even have a single line about copyright
holding, it only tells about licensing and how/when to put a license
header in source code. Or did I miss it when reading too fast?


Thomas Goirand (zigo)

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