Commit f1de27fe authored by Josh Triplett's avatar Josh Triplett

COPYRIGHT: Provide a better explanation of Rust copyrights

Avoid implying that any copyrights have been assigned to a separate
entity (such as "The Rust Project Developers") Rust contributors retain
their copyrights, and do not assign them to anyone by contributing.

Remove the inaccurate notice, and provide a clear explanation. Avoid
stating that all files contain copyright notices and/or license notices,
and especially avoid suggesting that the license terms only apply to
files marked as such.

In the process, this also drops a separate notice that implies only some
copyrights are retained by contributors (suggesting that others are
not).
parent 2a8807e8
......@@ -6,16 +6,17 @@ terms.
Longer version:
The Rust Project is copyright 2010, The Rust Project
Developers.
Copyrights in the Rust project are retained by their contributors. No
copyright assignment is required to contribute to the Rust project.
Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0
<LICENSE-APACHE or
http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0> or the MIT
license <LICENSE-MIT or http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT>,
at your option. All files in the project carrying such
notice may not be copied, modified, or distributed except
according to those terms.
Some files include explicit copyright notices and/or license notices.
For full authorship information, see AUTHORS.txt and the version control
history.
Except as otherwise noted (below and/or in individual files), Rust is
licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 <LICENSE-APACHE> or
<http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0> or the MIT license
<LICENSE-MIT> or <http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT>, at your option.
The Rust Project includes packages written by third parties.
......@@ -282,25 +283,3 @@ their own copyright notices and license terms:
NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE
USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY
OF SUCH DAMAGE.
* Additional copyright may be retained by contributors other
than Mozilla, the Rust Project Developers, or the parties
enumerated in this file. Such copyright can be determined
on a case-by-case basis by examining the author of each
portion of a file in the revision-control commit records
of the project, or by consulting representative comments
claiming copyright ownership for a file.
For example, the text:
"Copyright (c) 2011 Google Inc."
appears in some files, and these files thereby denote
that their author and copyright-holder is Google Inc.
In all such cases, the absence of explicit licensing text
indicates that the contributor chose to license their work
for distribution under identical terms to those Mozilla
has chosen for the collective work, enumerated at the top
of this file. The only difference is the retention of
copyright itself, held by the contributor.
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