Re: Licensecheck returns UNKOWN, but it's GPL
On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 11:16, Luca Niccoli <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> */
> /* */
> /* 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)
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