Licensing issues

Christian Robottom Reis kiko at
Mon Oct 27 00:41:34 UTC 2003

Hey there,

    This is probably Gerv's territory; I would like to know what the
current policy is for assigning copyright to:

    1. Files created resulting from templatization.
    2. Entirely new files contributed to Bugzilla.

I'm inclined to think that the first should retain the copyright of the
original file *if* it includes code from there, otherwise it's the same
as the second case.

In the second case, I'm inclined to believe the copyright should be
assigned to the original author. But is the following correct:

    The Initial Developer of the Original Code is John Doe. 

-- even if we have 

    The Original Code is the Bugzilla Bug Trackign System.

-- above it, or is that inappropriate in this context?

Take care,
Christian Robottom Reis | | [+55 16] 261 2331

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