[Pkg-octave-devel] Copyright issues in octave-integration
The integration package contains, as usual, the COPYING file stating that
the source files are released under the GPL-2+. However, none of the inst/*.m
and inst/*/*.m files have copyright notices (licensecheck yileds "*No
copyright* UNKNOWN" for all of them).
However, doc/README says that some of the routines were taken from NETLIB
and the original author is Howard Wilson. The second (and apparently the
last) maintainer of the integration pkg, Bryce Gardner, states the following
in the doc/README.Copying file:
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 95 10:15:57 EDT
From: email@example.com (Bryce Gardner)
Subject: Re: Integration toolbox for MATLAB
Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I am on the octave mailing
list, so I already saw that you were porting the integration routines to
OCTAVE. I am glad to see that you did; it is certainly OK with me to
distribute them with OCTAVE. I'm glad to see that they are being used.
This is not enough clear to me. Is the (second) author authorizing the
distribution of the pacakge under the GPL?