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Re: test suite failure caused by check-copyright script

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: test suite failure caused by check-copyright script
Date: Thu, 27 May 2021 17:14:14 +0200
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Bruno Haible <bruno@clisp.org> writes:

> Maxim Cournoyer wrote:
>> I'm discovering this project and attempted to run 'make check'.  It
>> seems to be finding problems, failing with:
>> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
>> [...]
>> GPL            ??             lib/xstrtoull.c
>> GPL            ??             lib/xstrtoumax.c
>> GPL            ??             lib/gl_xsublist.c
>> LGPLv2+        GPLv2+         lib/glthread/yield.h
>> make: *** [Makefile:142: sc_check_copyright] Error 1
> It seems we made a decision in November 2011, regarding license
> statements in source code files, [1], but did not follow through
> with the implementation of this decision: 'check-copyright' reports
> more than 2300 failures.
> Does everyone still agree
>   - to put into the source files a license header that is consistent
>     with the module description, and
>   - to remove the statement from the documentation
>     "The source files always say "GPL", but the real license
>      specification is in the module description file." ?

Sounds good!


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