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Adding a new file to a GPL project - how do I carry along/modify copyright information?

There are two separate copyrights in play when you contribute to an open-source project. There's the copyright on your individual contribution, and then there's a copyright on the entire collective ...
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Adding a new file to a GPL project - how do I carry along/modify copyright information?

License and copyright are two very different things. GPL, in general, makes sure that any derivative works are still GPL. If you add new code to code that is GPL, that will still be GPL, but you ...
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How do I properly credit authors of software released under the MIT license?

I am not a layer, but here is what I proposed and was validated in my jurisdiction: Include ALL license files from any included MIT code, be it forked, copied as-is, etc. If the license files are ...
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How should I treat image licenses in my program?

A pop-up is probably suitable for an image embedded in an application: CC licenses have a flexible attribution requirement, so there is not necessarily one correct way to provide attribution. The ...
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How to keep attribution in version control (git) when one author moves another author's code?

Though Thomas Owens's answer is technically correct, I am not sure if it really addresses your question. Yes, Git (and most other SCC systems) maintains information about the person who committed each ...
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How to keep attribution in version control (git) when one author moves another author's code?

Each commit is maintained in git's history. If you were to perform a diff between two commits, you would also be able to see who the last editor of each line was and what commit it was modified in. In ...
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Source File Derivatives and Copyright Attribution Notices

You should add your own copyright statement next to the existing one, making it look like this: Copyright (c) <YEAR> <ORGANIZATION> Copyright (c) <YEAROFYOURMODIFICATION> <YOU>...
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