justdave at bugzilla.org
Wed May 5 19:27:11 UTC 2004
Matthew P. Barnson wrote:
> However, there is one provision of the GFDL not being met that, while not
> wanting to be a jerk about it, I'd prefer Bugzilla adhere to: leaving my
> copyright intact. Right now, by removing my copyright (haven't looked in
> the CVS log to see who did it) and my name from the principal author list,
> Bugzilla's in violation of the GFDL. I have a few doc patches that I
> really need to check in, and, if nobody objects, I'll remedy this in my
> next checkin. I realize that I haven't contributed meaningfully in quite
> some time, but I was still the author, and the GFDL requires author and
> copyright notices be added to, not removed.
I don't think it was intentional to take your name off of billing, I
think the intent at the time was only to get the people list there who
you would go to if you wanted stuff added. I have no objection to
putting it back (nor can I object under the current license ;)
I know the only thing I had explicitly authorized to go away was the
document history section. It made the table of contents very hard to
find, since it was on the same page with it, and that information is
readily available from CVS anyway. My actual instructions were to move
it below the table of contents, but I think the docbook stylesheets made
that difficult to do.
> I think that the only developers from whom we'll need to obtain consent to
> change the copyright are JustDave, Jake (can we do that with him on-duty?),
> Zach Lipton, and myself.
Jake has been occasionally online... he did manage to get net access
from his bunker, and is actually the unofficial networking guy for his
unit :) Unfortunately, I can imagine given the recent events there
(he's stationed at the Abu Gahraib prison, which has been all over the
news the last couple weeks), that they might be cracking down on what
folks get access to. And in case anyone's wondering, the two Military
Police units actually involved in all the crap going on there are based
in Pennsylvania and Maryland; Jake's unit is based in Michigan.
As for others to get consent from, there's actually been a variety of
people contributing to docs recently. We'll probably need to go through
the checkin logs and check the related bugs and so forth. Gerv (not on
your list) has made some major contributions. There's also been several
smaller contributions from other folks.
Dave Miller Project Leader, Bugzilla Bug Tracking System
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