[Mongrel] Unix Domain Sockets + Fork for improved scalability

Evan Weaver evan at cloudbur.st
Tue May 6 10:01:40 EDT 2008


On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 1:59 AM, Zed A. Shaw <zedshaw at zedshaw.com> wrote:
>  Actually, and this is a big misnomer among open source folks, the
>  copyright isn't on a file, it's on the project.  It's kind of like
>  saying if you edit a page in my book with a marker you get to put your
>  copyright on that page.  Additionally there isn't enough change to that
>  file to warrant an entire copyright change as it's still primarily
>  written by myself and other project contributors.
>
>  What you can do is either officially donate it back to the project under
>  the original copyright with a small notice giving credit to yourself
>  and/or Raritan that you did the master/slave/unixsocket hack, or pull
>  this out into a separate, completely and wholely written by you/raritan
>  file that has none of my code and then release under your own license
>  however you like.

We haven't required copyright assignment from any of the other
contributors, so there's no way we could relicense anyway without
stripping out their code. So I think it is fine for Raritan to keep
the original copyright, since it's under the same license.

I agree that there's no point in the additional copyright notice,
though; Raritan is just one of the many (some anonymous now)
contributors.

>
>  Talk it over with your corporate masters, but considering you have an
>  entire product based on other people's generously donated free work it
>  might be a really great nice thing to give back.
>
>  Makes people all warm and fuzzy and like your products in exchange.
>
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>
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