[Mongrel] Unix Domain Sockets + Fork for improved scalability
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)
> 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.
> Evil: http://www.zedshaw.com/
> Utu : http://savingtheinternetwithhate.com/
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