[Sugar-devel] license of layout.py in Sugar Calculate activity

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Thu Jul 30 00:04:23 EDT 2015

G'day Aneesh,

Thanks for coming back to us on this.

Yes, you can do something, and you are the only person who can do it,
because you are the copyright owner.

You just have to edit a file.

As an example of a good file, look at plotlib.py, see how it has both
a copyright (line 2) and a license (lines 4-16).


It is the layout.py file with a problem.


Clone the source code in your git repository

Open the file layout.py, edit it, add the license, commit the changes,
and then push to your repository.

That's all!

If you can't push for some reason, you can prepare a git patch and
post it as a reply.  As long as it comes from you.



On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 12:15:11PM +0530, Aneesh Dogra wrote:
> Hello all,
> Sorry. I was on a long vacation. Getting back on my emails now. Can I do
> something about this?
> On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 3:21 AM, Gonzalo Odiard <[1]godiard at sugarlabs.org>
> wrote:
>     I am afraid you will find many other activities where the license notation
>     is 
>     in the same state. 
>     If the current maintainer can't solve the problem, I have nothing to do,
>     but then don't complain :)
>     Gonzalo
>     On Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 6:39 PM, James Cameron <[2]quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
>         I'm with Jonas on this.
>         The fault is a copyright statement in a work without a license, and
>         yes, only the original copyright owner can correct it.
>         In my opinion, that correction can be a mail reply from the original
>         copyright owner saying "Gonzalo, please add this license short text",
>         or "Gonzalo, please remove the copyright line."
>         (Best is the first).
>         Or it can be a patch.
>         But it's not something the new maintainer can _ever_ do, alone.
>         I now have to reconsider inclusion of this activity.  Don't let that
>         happen again!  ;-)
>         --
>         James Cameron
>         [3]http://quozl.linux.org.au/
>     --
>     Gonzalo Odiard
>     SugarLabs - Software for children learning 
> --
> Regardless, I hope you're well and happy -
> Aneesh
> References:
> [1] mailto:godiard at sugarlabs.org
> [2] mailto:quozl at laptop.org
> [3] http://quozl.linux.org.au/

James Cameron

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