[geeklog-devel] Language File Copyrights
mjervis at gmail.com
Mon Aug 18 02:43:22 EDT 2008
> Not that this is extremely important but is there a reason the core GL files
> list Tony, Tom W, Blaine and Dirk as the authors while the core language
> files only list Jason Whittenburg and sometimes the maintainer? Obviously
> this isn't necessarily a problem but I'm curious about the lack of
It is important to record with whom the copyright and credit lies.
People add themselves to the copyright when they have provided
significant input into some code. So for most of the core geeklog
Tony, Tom and Dirk have had significant input and get
credit/copyright/ownership. For the language files, Jason set them up,
but their content comes from the maintainer. Dirk just facilitates and
I assume doesn't feel he has ownership of them or significant input (I
don't think he even does the German translation).
Whereas other files have ownership resting with other people, for
example, story.class.php rests with me, as does the syndication
framework and remote authentication. But I'm not listed on article.php
as I've not done much to it (beyond tweaks to use story.class.php).
Ditto lib-common etc.
Files credit original authors, and those who have made significant
input. And that's the etiquette in open source.
I /was/ looking for a post/article/email on the subject that I
got/found/read when I first started to contribute to open source about
this that was really good. But neither I nor Dirk can find it. It may
have been related to my Drupal contributions, or PHPNuke not Geeklog.
But I was sure it was Geeklog. Sigh.
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