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Re: Empty source file with proprietary header

Dmitrijs Ledkovs wrote:
> 2009/5/20 Francesco Poli <frx@firenze.linux.it>:
>> On Wed, 20 May 2009 13:31:06 +0200 Mehdi Dogguy wrote:
>>> While packaging a software for Debian, I found an empty file under
>>> a proprietary license in upstream's tarball. The file contains only
>>> the header which says who is the copyright holder and the license
>>> under which it was released. There is no source code in it, at all.
> To me this looks like they tool proprietary code and then piece by 
> piece torn it apart into different files.

I don't see why it could be a problem since they own the proprietary code
and they have the right to free their code.

> Is it possible to you to check their version control system to make 
> sure the proprietary code did not "migrate" into other files that now 
> are prodly labeled GPL.....

I don't have access to their VCS.

All best,

Mehdi Dogguy مهدي الدڤي
Tel.: (+33).

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