[gst-devel] Review of licensed files
lool+sf at via.ecp.fr
Sun Jul 24 11:25:25 CEST 2005
I started investigating all files in the various GStreamer CVS modules
and tarballs, and it seems that a lot of files are missing a license
header (a small percentage of all files, but there are many files in
Since there were far too many files for me to process manually, I
started a Perl script which excludes some file name patterns first, and
then searches for known licenses blocks. I'm attaching the script,
invoke as "check_license gst-plugins/**/*".
A sample result against gst-plugins 0.8 CVS is at:
(I filtered out LGPL, BSD, PUBLIC DOMAIN, and skipped files to show
files I think are relevant.)
I'd like to resolve with you:
- file without any license header, especially .c and .h files,
- file with strange licenses, or licenses seemingly incompatible with
the LGPL of GStreamer's distribution license -- this includes some
I'm open for the rest of the categories, I tried splitting files in
"upstream" and "GStreamer" when the files were visibly written by the
GStreamer project, but not all files without license are triaged (the
non-triaged are "NOT FOUND"). I also tried classifying things you
might not want to license explicitely, such as .mak, .m4 etc.
Let me know how I can ease the reviewing process, and help fixing this
(should I provide big patches?).
Loïc Minier <lool at dooz.org>
Come, your destiny awaits!
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