[Tile-serving] [OSM-dev] osm2pgsql and mod_tile have moved to git
penorman at mac.com
Thu Apr 4 03:05:15 UTC 2013
> From: Kai Krueger [mailto:kakrueger at gmail.com]
> Subject: Re: [Tile-serving] [OSM-dev] osm2pgsql and mod_tile have moved
> to git
> On 04/03/2013 01:23 PM, Jeffrey Ollie wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 1:58 PM, Andy Allan <gravitystorm at gmail.com>
> >> On 3 April 2013 19:39, Jeffrey Ollie <jeff at ocjtech.us> wrote:
> >>> Copyright C 2013 OpenStreetMap
> >> This bit needs discussion. I don't think it's a great idea saying
> >> just "OpenStreetMap" since there's no such thing that could hold the
> >> copyright of the code. The foundation doesn't ask for copyright
> >> assignment in source code, so it couldn't go here either.
> >> What do other projects do in this situation? Just name the
> > I personally don't like naming maintainers, because deciding when to
> > add or remove people's names is a difficult challenge. Does a typo
> > fix count? How many lines need to be added or removed? Etc, etc.
> > What about "mod_tile contributors"?
> Do the names and dates you add to this copyright header have any real
> legal meaning? Or would the courts / lawyers in a dispute look through
> the entire history of the repository anyway to see who exactly added
> what when to determine if there is a legitimate copyright claim?
> If the later, then at least to me using "mod_tile contributors" seems
> fine. But I have no strong feelings on this either way.
The FSF advise that the authors be listed and "if several people helped
write the code, use all their names"
My understanding is that there are some scenarios where it matters in a
lawsuit. Additionally, I am not positive that you can distribute without
listing the authors.
For my code I have a Contributing.md file that states the license and if you
want to be added to the credits list for that file, include that in your
pull request or in a separate pull request.
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