Re: [PATCH] ia64: cleanup header comments in mca related files

From: Bjorn Helgaas <bjorn.helgaas_at_hp.com>
Date: 2008-01-05 04:45:13
On Thursday 03 January 2008 02:48:42 pm Luck, Tony wrote:
> This looks like a nice cleanup in general (though I'm not really sure
> how much we benefit by having e-mail addresses inside <...> style
> brackets rather than parentheses :-).

I actually like that change, because then I can easily copy & paste
it into a mail composer.  I wish MAINTAINERS used that same style.

> One possible worry is this bit: 
>   * Copyright (C) 2003 Hewlett-Packard Co
> - *	David Mosberger-Tang <davidm@hpl.hp.com>
> + * Copyright (C) David Mosberger-Tang <davidm@hpl.hp.com>
> 
> While this is in the same style as all the following entries, David
> didn't explicitly claim copyright for himself with the old text, just
> for Hewlett-Packard with a following note that he made the change.
> You added the "Copyright (C)" against his name, and that doesn't
> look like a good thing to do.

I agree; I don't think we should change copyright entries.

Speaking for myself, as an employee of HP, I think my Linux work
is considered a "work made for hire," so HP is considered the
legal author for copyright purposes.  I include my name only for
"blame" purposes :-)

Bjorn
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