[impdev] GPL requirements and the ChangeLog
hakushakukun at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 13:58:57 PDT 2009
On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 1:37 PM, Jacek Antonelli
<jacek.antonelli at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 11:11 AM, Adric R<hakushakukun at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Is there any set format we need to follow when displaying the notice,
> > do we need to comment the specific sections, or just add "modifed by
> > so-and-so on such-and-such date" to the header?
> The GPL doesn't seem to require a specific format, just as long as it
> says that we modified it, and the date we did. So a script that adds a
> little notice to the header should be fine. Something like this:
> * [...]
> * ALL LINDEN LAB SOURCE CODE IS PROVIDED "AS IS." LINDEN LAB MAKES NO
> * WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE, REGARDING ITS ACCURACY,
> * COMPLETENESS OR PERFORMANCE.
> * $/LicenseInfo$
> * History of changes:
> * * McCabe Maxsted, 2009-09-03. Replaced code that was eaten by the
> * rabid weasle.
> * * Jacek Antonelli, 2009-09-01. Imported experimental rabid weasle
> * patch from Meerkat.
> The description of what changed might not be strictly necessary, but
> we might as well include it, especially if a script is doing the work.
> > I support the lazy option, for the record :) (although the idea of having
> > commits just for adding this info sounds kinda awkward, if I read your
> > workflow right. Is it possible to script a custom git command instead?)
> Sorry, I should have explained better. The Git hook would modify the
> ChangeLog and other files after you've entered the log message, but
> before any commit is stored. So, there wouldn't be an extra commit,
> just some extra changes magically added in the original commit.
> P.S. Let's use bottom-posting or inline replying for the mailing list,
Anyway, sounds good!
Although I imagine the xml files will get top-heavy pretty quickly, heh.
Prolly a good excuse for one of us to finally post a "getting started with
Imprudence and git" tutorial once that's done. I know I keep meaning to take
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