[ovs-dev] [patch] Debian: make debian/copyright more friendly to the ftpmasters

Jesse Gross jesse at nicira.com
Mon Aug 23 18:52:18 UTC 2010

On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 1:17 PM, Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 06:34:36PM +0900, Simon Horman wrote:
>> Signed-off-by: Simon Horman <horms at verge.net.au>
> Thank you.  It looks about right, but I think that we need to
> distinguish authors from copyright holders.  The @nicira.com email
> addresses of authors, for example, correspond to Nicira Networks as
> copyright holder, as opposed to the individual authors.  I'm not sure of
> a good phrasing for this, do you have a suggestion?

Maybe we can do something generic like:

Copyright is retained by the respective authors or their assignees.

Ideally we could also either just reference the AUTHORS file or say
that the author is the Open vSwitch project, without having to
maintain a second copy of the list.

I don't know what Debian policy is on either of these.

The section about include/openvswitch specifies GPL v3 but it should be v2.

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