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Re: Question about the GPL copyright notice and the statement of copying
Re: Question about the GPL copyright notice and the statement of copying permission not being included in all the source files of a product.
Thu, 01 Jul 2004 01:28:58 +0200
> If a software "product" which consists of 'n' different source files
> is distributed as bundle with a copy of the GNU General Public License
> document (license.txt), but none of the 'n' (or maybe 'm' out of the
> 'n') source files in the product contain any kind of copyright
> statement , or reference to the GPL, are the files under GPL? Is the
> product considered to be released under GPL?
No. What you've got is a bunch of literary works (distributed as
bundle). For example, a "software product" may contain unbundled
stuff taken from the D. J. Bernstein's djbdns*** bundle PLUS some
GPL'ed stuff and something taken from the public domain.