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Re: Licensecheck returns UNKOWN, but it's GPL

On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 11:16, Luca Niccoli <lultimouomo@gmail.com> wrote:
> Souce files of the program I'm packaging contain the following header:
> /* fswebcam - Small and simple webcam for *nix               */
> /*===========================================================*/
> /* Copyright (C)2005-2006 Philip Heron <phil@firestorm.cx>   */
> /*                                                           */
> /* This program is distributed under the terms of the GNU    */
> /* General Public License, version 2. You may use, modify,   */
> /* and redistribute it under the terms of this license. A    */
> /* copy should be included with this source.                 */
> which isn't recognised as a GPL license statement by licensecheck.
> What should I do?
> Simply ignore it, file a bug against licensecheck, file a bug against upstream?

I'd say file a bug on licensecheck

Please note, if needed, that licensecheck is just a *helper* tool, you
should *not* relay completely on this to check the copyright/license
of upstream code, but you have to look at *every* source code files in
upstream tarball and check manually the legal information.

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi

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