David Kastrup wrote:
> Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com> writes:
>> Any idea how this could be made more clear? E.g., maybe we should
>> bite the bullet and add a line to all source files that don't already
>> state a license:
>> * License: GPLv2. See COPYING for details.
> Probably somewhat more verbose like "This file may be distributed under
> the conditions of the GPLv2. See the file COPYING for details".
> I think there are boilerplate texts for that.
All else being equal, longer is worse.
> Whatever the exact wording, that would be the cleanest way I think. The
> respective Documentation/SubmittingPatches text looks like it is quoted
> from somewhere else, so adapting it to the realities of files without
> clear copyright statement seems less straightforward.
Hm, the wording comes from the Linux kernel project, where it's also
pretty normal not to have a license notice in every file (and where
the default license is also GPLv2).
Is the problem the phrase "indicated in the file", or is the problem
e.g. the lack of a pointer to
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