coming late and being fast (last straight line before our house move ;-) ):
- having such a strange copyright is evil, the guys at Debian look for
this and I get on the fingers (was the case with SimplyHTML if you
remember, also an example file from Sun).
- removing the copyright is also evil, as Ray pointed.
- you could say that Nick did put the code himself in his article
_without_ the copyright, but you don't know if he had the right to
remove the copyright from his article.
I would contact Nick Stephen and ask him for clarification, i.e. to
which "license terms" the copyright is referring to, explaining that
such a sentence could become a problem within Debian.
Ray Benjamin wrote:
> It appears to me that all the author of the class in question wants is
> for you to include a comment in the source code with the URL of his
> website. I think that's perfectly reasonable. Am I missing something?
> Dimitry Polivaev wrote:
>> I have solved the following problem:
>> if run time exception thrown by some standard component was catched by
>> Swing, the exception trace was only written to the standard error stream
>> stderr and was not visible in any logs.
>> I have redirected the both standard output streams to the logging system
>> so that they not only appear on the console but are also logged in the
>> log file.
>> The description of how it works can be found on
>> I have used a slightly changed version of the example code from this
>> I hope that you like the change and accept the solution.
>> One of the new classes coming with the example (StdOutErrLevel) has a
>> very strange copyright, but really few lines of code. Eric, could it be
>> a problem from your point of view? I could remove the file if it should
>> be because we do not use serializing and deserializing of Loggers, but
>> it could remain it would be a more accurate style.
>> Best regards, Dimitry
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