LICENSE.txt and copyright #412
Currently the LICENSE.txt file contains only copyright for M-Labs:
I would like that it is made clear that the copyright of each commit is held by it's author or something like that.
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Is there some boilerplate I can use?
Looks like the GitHub
When I remove the final paragraph of LICENSE.txt,
It seems the final paragraph is not part of the license. It could be moved to a section of the README.md or some other file.
I think that would work for github, and also give room to explain/document anything you wanted about copyrights and licensing.
I was reading the final paragraph again: "All submissions are strongly encouraged to use the two-clause BSD license reproduced above." If it were me, I would insist on all contributions to this repo being 2-clause BSD licensed, because I don't understand the implications of mixing 2-clause BSD and other licenses. It sounds complicated and boring. However, this is just my opinion - IANAL, am definitely operating outside my area of expertise, and it's not my IP.
Happy to put together a patch if you give me a general direction.
Yes, we should require that. That clause was cargo-culted from Migen and really shouldn't have ever been there. There is no code that isn't under 2-clause BSD anywhere in nMigen, anyway.
Please do prepare a PR!
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