Hello Maximilian, thanks for reaching out.
The copyright editin" is based on the file hash, meaning that it need to be exactly the same file. You write: "This then leads to the fact that when several users work on different projects, they influence each other regarding their decisions on copyright statements. " I think for editing the observation is correct. reuse copyrights edits is intended and reuse of cleaning up work is good in general. maybe there are examples, where two different persons would correct / edit different copyright statements for the same file, but I have not seen many of these cases. In fact I do not remember any case right now. Would you have an example for that? Kind regards, Michael > On 19. Jan 2021, at 11:13, Eschenbacher, Maximilian > <maximilian.eschenbac...@tq-group.com> wrote: > > Hello FOSSologists, > > We are currently using Fossology Version 3.9.0 and have a few questions about > clearing copyright statements. In the following I describe our observations > so far. > > - Scope of copyright decisions > If you deactivate copyright statements or edit the copyright information, > these changes will affect all previously uploaded packages in which the same > copyright statements appear. The folder, the group or the user does not > matter. The changes affect the whole system. > This then leads to the fact that when several users work on different > projects, they influence each other regarding their decisions on copyright > statements. In addition, the results (ReadMe_OSS) of an already completed > project cannot be reproduced identically at a later point in time. > Now my question: Does the described behavior correspond to the intended > copyright clearing workflow? > > - Function of "Reuse deactivated copyrights" > On the page "Upload a New File" is the option "Reuse deactivated copyrights" > when a package is reused. According to the tooltip, if this option is > activated, only the deactivated copyright decisions should be copied from the > reused package. Actually a great feature. > After we have uploaded a new package (the reuse of a package does not matter > here), we see all copyrights found and deactivated under "Copyright agent / > user findings", which depends on past actions. We always see deactivated > copyright statements, regardless of whether we reuse a package during the > upload or not. Even if we indicate a package for reuse, the option "Reuse > deactivated copyrights" has no effect on the results of the copyright > statements. > Now my question: What effects should the "Reuse deactivated copyrights" > option have? Under what conditions is the option considered? > > Please respond to this email with your comments & feedback. Many Thanks! > > Best regards, > Max > > > > > > -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Links: You receive all messages sent to this group. View/Reply Online (#3428): https://lists.fossology.org/g/fossology/message/3428 Mute This Topic: https://lists.fossology.org/mt/79948201/21656 Group Owner: fossology+ow...@lists.fossology.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.fossology.org/g/fossology/unsub [arch...@mail-archive.com] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-