All rights reserved
Posted Jan 18, 2013 13:02 UTC (Fri) by man_ls
In reply to: All rights reserved
Parent article: A discordant symphony
And others have commented that the current situation is so murky that it is really hard to see who has rights to hack on and redistribute which files.
That is a pity. I think (IANALly) that the files have clearly been donated by IBM under the ASL, and that the contents of individual headers is not relevant since there is an overarching permission.
A real world analogy: imagine that I sign a contract to sell you a pile of my books, but then you refuse to take them because some books have "property of man_ls" written in the first page, until I erase that line from all of them. Hey, the books are now legally yours; feel free to modify them as you see fit.
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