[development] Contributions: remove LICENSE.txt

Dries Buytaert dries.buytaert at gmail.com
Mon Oct 9 07:40:44 UTC 2006

On 09 Oct 2006, at 08:02, Gary Feldman wrote:
>> the package script at drupal.org automatically includes a  
>> LICENSE.txt when packaging your modules.  As explained in the CVS  
>> guidelines, it is not necessary to add a LICENSE.txt to CVS.  It  
>> just takes up disk space, and more importantly, bandwidth.  Please  
>> remove LICENSE.txt files from your contributed projects.  Thanks.
> From a legal perspective, this seems wrong.  The implication is  
> that the license only applies to the packaged bundles, and not to  
> source code downloaded directly from CVS.

* There is a license file in the root of the contributions  
repository.  (Yes, you can checkout modules on their own,  or files  
on their own but that is not what 95% of the Drupal users do.)

* Having to add a copyright notice to each file sucks in dynamically  
interpreted languages.

Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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