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Re: inaccurate upstream copyright notice

On Fri, 29 Feb 2008 12:08:28 +0100 Thibaut Paumard wrote:

> He answered basically that the license itself is clearly stated  
> (which is true), and that since it is GPL, the copyright is  
> unimportant and I shouldn't care.
> Now, should I? If yes, could you give me a couple of arguments I  
> could use to convince the authors to do something about it?

One argument could be that the GPL itself requires that appropriate
copyright notices accompany the work.

See GPLv2, Section 1, which grants you the permission to copy and
distribute (verbatim) copies of the source code

| provided that you conspicuously and appropriately publish on each copy
| an appropriate copyright notice and disclaimer of warranty;

I hope this helps.

My standardized disclaimers: IANAL, TINLA, IANADD, TINASOTODP.

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