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Re: [Taler] Moral rights: credits

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [Taler] Moral rights: credits
Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 20:06:03 +0200
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Hi Christian,

> we would still have
> both the top-level AUTHORS file and the attribution via the Git history.
> So, please do let me know if you (for whatever reason) would object to
> removing the per-source file @author attributions.

Mails sent to gnu-community-private on 2019-09-25 14:10 GMT and
2019-09-27 12:09 GMT give a convincing argumentation that, in order
to enforce the GPL in the EU, for contributors who are not doing
paid work, the contributors must be mentioned in the respective
source files.

Removing all @author lines from the source code makes the GPL
practically unenforceable in the EU. Look at the Christoph Hellwig
vs. VMware case for an example. He failed because the court was
not willing to wade through git logs and 'git annotate' pictures;
they want something simpler than that.


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