Xdmx COPYING,1.1,1.2

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Tue Apr 5 00:50:49 PDT 2005

On Sat, Feb 19, 2005 at 11:34:24AM -0800, Eric Anholt wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-02-19 at 10:23 -0800, Chris Lee wrote:
> > Committed by: clee
> > 
> > Update of /cvs/xlibs/Xdmx
> > In directory gabe:/tmp/cvs-serv10797
> > 
> > Modified Files:
> > Log Message:
> > Altered the COPYING file to reflect the proper license of the source. Still
> > unsure as to exactly how the GPL ended up in that file.
> Our good friend automake will spam your source with a GPL in COPYING if
> you don't explicitly tell it not to, or place your own there beforehand.
> I have no idea how they can try to justify that.

Because it's a GNU project, and GNU aim to be rather viral in nature
(witness, for example, the GNU/Linux crusade).  It's designed out of the
box for GNU projects; if you set AUTOMAKE_OPTIONS=foreign (as you should
anyway) in Makefile.am, it won't do this.
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