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The following information has not been set in stone yet. Your opinion matters! Please send mail to me and tell me your thoughts.
Licensing is always a difficult question, and a matter of many opinions. For Free-VMS, I don't really want to make any hard rules about this, except for some parts.
Generally, I find the following acceptable:
Copyright should generally be assigned to the author of the routines and programs. There's no entity for the Free-VMS project to assign it to.
One way to put a copyright in the files that was suggested by Noah Paul <firstname.lastname@example.org> is a comment like the following (assume C syntax):
/* Copyright (C) yyyy by Your Name and the Free-VMS Group. To be distributed only under the License Of Choice.
Replace yyyy, Your Name, License Of Choice and your e-mail address with correct information.
Some good background information on software licenses and a copy of the GPL and LGPL can be found at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/copyleft.html.
There's also an excelent page at the Debian site.
Debian also uses a so called Social Contract that I'm quite tempted to copy, at least in parts, and apply on Free-VMS.