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Subject: Re: Discussion about licenses, copyrights, business, and source code
From: "Miha Vitorovic" <miha.vitorovic@cosylab.com>
To: "Emmanuel Mayssat" <emayssat@epicsqt.org>, "EPICS mailing list" <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Cc: "vuppala@frib.msu.edu" <vuppala@frib.msu.edu>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:02:39 +0000
Hi Emmanuel,
 
I don't want to speak for Vasu, but how I understand his suggestion here is not that there is no copyright on the code or the application, just that it does not need to be displayed in the UI all the time. IMO not displaying the copyright does not mean that the author waived his rights on the SW.
 
Br, Miha
 
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Sent: 22.10.2014 19:29:35
Subject: Discussion about licenses, copyrights, business, and source code
 

Here is an email about licensing that was sent recently.

"
1. Yes, you may customize/remove the line at the bottom.
( "Copyright (c) Facility for Rare Isotope Beam (FRIB), Michigan State University ....)
2. Each source file also has license information (GPL). Here is what you may do with it:
    - If you modify a source file, keep the current license info intact, and add your own license info below it.
    - if you are adding a new source file, add your license info at the top (no need to copy FRIB license info).
    - if you are not making any changes to the source file, leave the license info as-is.
"

Like a book, Software is 'a creative art form' that can be copyrighted/authored.
Should you be able to  take a book, remove the author's name, and potentially put yours on it?
That's exactly what copyrights protect against.


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