[Beowulf] All Your BASH Are Belong To Us

Christopher Samuel samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Thu Aug 11 18:54:11 PDT 2011


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On 11/08/11 22:04, Douglas Eadline wrote:

> Most of you are probably not aware of this story
> about trade secrets and Bash scripts on HPC clusters

On the copyright side of things (not the trade secret stuff),
my understanding (IANAL, etc) is that anything you create you[0]
hold copyright on[1], and for someone else to copy it they must
have some agreement (license) to be able to do so.

Thus a shell script with no license attached or embedded
is copyrighted and you should get explicit permission to
use it..

cheers,
Chris

[0] - where "you" is the entity that is the copyright holder,
      not necessarily the creator.

[1] - yes, I know there are some entities that aren't allowed
      to hold copyright.. :-)
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    Christopher Samuel - Senior Systems Administrator
 VLSCI - Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative
 Email: samuel at unimelb.edu.au Phone: +61 (0)3 903 55545
         http://www.vlsci.unimelb.edu.au/

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