Re: Purpose of licensing info


Peterson, Scott K (HP Legal)
 

Now that I understand the interest in representing material that was explicitly found in the file, let me check my understanding about what specifically is expected to be recorded.

 

(1)

In the file:

[standard GPLv2+ header]

Metadata:

asserted license: GPL-2.0+

license information in file: GPL-2.0+

 

(2)

In the file:

“Licensed under GPL version 2 or any later version”

Metadata:

asserted license: GPL-2.0+

license information in file: “Licensed under GPL version 2 or any later version”

 

(3)

In the file:

“See COPYING” [where the COPYING file is a copy of the GPL]

Metadata:

asserted license: GPL-2.0

license information in file: “See COPYING”

 

Is my understanding of the intent for recording information about what was actually in the file correct?

 

-- Scott

 

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