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[bug-gettext] [bug #55733] The scancode program does not grok "This file

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: [bug-gettext] [bug #55733] The scancode program does not grok "This file is distributed under the same license as ..."
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 07:31:19 -0500 (EST)
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Follow-up Comment #3, bug #55733 (project gettext):

> Out of its original context, I would need to know what is cpufrequtils,
where to find it.

Why are PO files occurring outside of the context of their package? What are
you doing with them?

> Another example of these references (not in Gettext) are short notices such
as: "See COPYING for license". This is nice and short and completely useless
if the COPYING file is not copied over with every copy of the file that has
such notice.

Yes, if someone copies some sources that reference a COPYING file, while
omitting that COPYING file, you can't do much with the result. But that is a
problem of the person or process which omitted the COPYING file, not a problem
of the package author who create the package that included the COPYING file.

When it comes to a court procedure, the lawyers inquire about the intent. When
a license notice says "See COPYING for license" the intent is clear enough,
and unless the package contains multiple different COPYING files, it is also


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