Re: Releasing SW under GPL
On Wed, Nov 16, 2005 at 06:47:06PM -0500, pryzbyj wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 17, 2005 at 12:12:53AM +0100, Svante Signell wrote:
> The idea is to make a code audit easy; grep -A4 -B4 -ir copyright can
> be done on a fairly large source tree without too much trouble, but
> its crazy disappointing if you later notice all sorts of stuff like
> "This is copied almost verbatim from Foo by Bar"..Numerical Recipes
> seems to turn up lots..
Or where there are files without any such information, amidst other
files derived from other files without any such information.
Or, almost as bad, files which have had copyright headers mass-added
in batch, by a third party.