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Re: xfstests license clarification?

To: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: xfstests license clarification?
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2009 03:38:09 -0400
Cc: xfs-oss <xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Sat, Mar 28, 2009 at 09:54:18AM -0500, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> Since most of the scripts themselves in xfstests make no mention of
> redistribution, and only say "copyright sgi, all rights reserved" etc:
> #-----------------------------------------------------------------------
> #  Copyright (c) 2006 Silicon Graphics, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.
> #-----------------------------------------------------------------------
> do we need to do anything in terms of making this look more like Free
> Software (assuming that's the intent?)
> It might be a rats-nest, there are a several testcases in src/ gleaned
> from mailing lists & bugs with little or no attribution; OTOH maybe this
> stuff is trivial enough that it doesn't warrant copyright, I dunno.
> Is it worth trying to clarify the license on the collection, or is this
> just a can of worms?

While only a couple of files have the same, just with me as a copyright
holder I'm willing to license it under whatever free license suits best.

I suspect BSD might be best for test code like this.

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