Extending the licensing policy: BSD license for cmake files

Alex Merry kde at randomguy3.me.uk
Sat Sep 5 22:41:46 BST 2009

Forwarding to kde-licensing@, which is where this discussion belongs.

On Saturday 05 September 2009 21:22:07 you wrote:
> On Saturday 05 September 2009, you wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Seems sensible to me.  Do we have to put license text at the top of
> > every CMakeLists.txt file or is there a simpler alternative?
> I don't know if we have to do something about the CMakeLists.txt, this was
> primarily for the FindFoo.cmake files.
> This is what we currently have there:
> # Copyright (c) 2006, NAME, <email>
> #
> # Redistribution and use is allowed according to the terms of the BSD
>  license. # For details see the accompanying COPYING-CMAKE-SCRIPTS file.

The (c) is pointless.

Really, the BSD license should be included wholesale.  It's not that long, and 
prevents any ambiguity.  See 
http://techbase.kde.org/Policies/Licensing_Policy#BSD_License for how it 
should look.


Why have I got six monitors?  Because I haven't got room for eight.
  -- Terry Pratchett
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