Various missing COPYING files and licenses in xlibs module

Daniel Stone daniel at
Mon Apr 18 05:14:11 PDT 2005

On Sun, Apr 17, 2005 at 08:31:00PM -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
> The following directories don't have a COPYING file:
> [large list]
> Of those directories, in most cases the COPYING file could be generated
> by grabbing the appropriate licenses from the tops of the source files.
>  However, of the above, the following also contain some source files
> with no licenses either (note that I only looked to see that at least
> one source file had a license, not necessarily all of them):
> [reasonable-sized list]
> Several directories also had present-but-empty COPYING files (either
> completely empty, or containing only a CVS keyword):
> [another reasonable-sized list]
> Of those, none have missing file licenses.
> Finally, many of the modules also have missing or empty AUTHORS files.
> These issues were discovered while trying to construct debian/copyright
> files.

The short answer to all this is: yes.

Constructing these would doubtless be a worthwhile task to properly
document the mire of copyrights in the SI today.
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