Toggle quote (12 lines)> Brice Waegeneire <email@example.com> writes:>>> I wrote a new patch with your suggestion.>> Thank you! I applied it as 81565d23df3080b4d43d2ce0bfa49251827a34e9.>>> Sorry for the missing copyright lines in the previous patches you>> merged, I thought it was non-mandatory on trivial modifications.>> I honestly do not know if it is mandatory in this case. However, trivial> modifications may pile up and it could become a concern at some point.
FWIW, I agree with both of you. :-) Technically, a contribution is not considered “legally significant” ifit is below 15 lines of code or so (info "(maintain) LegallySignificant"). Furthermore, copyright only applies to things that are “inventive”,which typically means there’s more than one way to do it. Thus, onecould argue about whether some of our package definitions arecopyrightable at all (in the EU, there’s a “sui generis” database rightthough, so it could fall under that, but IANAL.) Anyway, long story short: I agree with Nicolas that it’s easier to justalways add a copyright line, and it’s better than forgetting to add one. Ludo’.