Bernd Fondermann wrote:
Looking into svn, I now see this is a generated file, so indeed it doesn't need to be recorded in the LICENSE file.
That's correct - this is a generated file.
One additional question: What would happen if you would distribute src/c as it is in SVN, namely without all the files from the tar ball? Would that still work for users?
It is only recently (3.2.0) that we started distributing these files as part of the release archive. Previously we just distributed the *.ac (etc...) files that we have written which are used to generate the configure scripts. However users were having problems with this and in the end we had to start distrib these generated files. AFAIC distributing the configure script with a release is considered "best practice".