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Re: license in generated files

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: license in generated files
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 00:21:12 GMT

    But the license concerns Makefile.in only, since the Makefile is never
    distributed, no?

We don't do it in GNU packages, but it might be in other cases ...  And
besides, whether the Makefile is distributed or not, it deserves a
relevant license statement.  In general, it's good for generated files
to carry licenses.

    > > 2) [More important.]  How about having autoheader add the same statement
    > >   to config.in?

    Sounds like a good idea, although the amount of copyrightable content is
    pretty limited there (thinking of original content, not just pure number
    of lines).

I know, but I think it's plenty enough to be copyrightable.  And in any
case, an explicit statement is highly desirable.


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