Re: plagiarism of reiserfs by Debian
> I'd hardly call it plagiarism. Your copyright is, by will of our own
> policy and to abide by authors wishes, distributed with the tools in
Ah.. I guess Hans is referring to the author list in README?
The package maintainer probably looked at COPYING (contains GPL, as usual) and
AUTHORS (an empty file) and didn't realize that README was actually an
important addendum to the license and omitted the file from the package by
To prevent such problems in the future, perhaps the ReiserFS project could
move the deviations from GPL from README to the beginning of COPYING and move
the author list to AUTHORS?
Additionally, it might be a good idea to provide a shoreter list of authors in
addition to the detailed one for easier copying to 'standard copyright files'
like 'copying' in Debian.