Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 71437
Missing copyright/author for sdisklabel/looking for Bob Manson
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
Description of Problem:
sdisklabel has no copyright/author mentioned
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
as shipped with RH 6.2
Look at the sources
Steps to Reproduce:
1. get source rpm
2. cd sdisklabel
3. look through all files for a author name
At least in the README a name, only "I" referenced
I contacted all persons mentioned in one or another file in the
aboot distribution to find out if they were the author. The only one
missing is Bob Manson who used to work for cygnus, now part of RedHat.
I tried to directly ask for him but was directed to bugzilla instead
by Thomas Ploss. Any pointers or hints gladly welcome; you can also ask
him to contact me about this issue.
The reason is that I'd like to know the copyright and I am wrinting the
man pages (which can be included in the next RH/Alpha release as well).
I can't track down a Bob Manson (and I cannot find any record of his association
with Red Hat in the aboot sources), but any work he did on behalf of Red Hat
would be property of Red Hat, and you can consider all our changes to be release
under the GPL the same as the rest of the aboot package.