check for consistent licensing text in all source files
Kepler is licensed under the BSD. We need to check that all code is properly licensed this way throughout the release, including all source files. Fix any licensing problems that might arise.
We also need to be sure any included software included in the release can be redistributed under the terms of their license, and that we follow those license terms.
Updated by Christopher Brooks over 15 years ago
Should this be combined with "Copyrights of subpackages need to be handled"
See that bug for a info about the Ptolemy copyright system and FOSSOLOGY.
I tried to install FOSSOLOGY, but it requires many packages to get working . . .
Updated by Matt Jones over 15 years ago
No, I think this is a separate item from the copyright check, even though we might do them simultaneously with a single pass -- so lets leave them as two bugs.
I also checked into FOSSology -- looks interesting but the overhead to install it looks prohibitive, plus it really seems to be focused on the .deb/.rpm system for importing packages and finding package dependencies. As we don't use that (yet) then we might get less out of it.
Updated by Chad Berkley over 15 years ago
I was given permission by John Harris on 4/9/08 to change the license in the code owned by Numeric Solutions. I changed all of the numeric solutions source files and added the following license:
* Copyright (C) 2001 Numeric Solutions. All Rights Reserved.
* Permission is hereby granted, without written agreement and without license
* or royalty fees, to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
* documentation for any purpose, provided that the above copyright notice
* appears in all copies of this software.
* Contact information: Numeric Solutions email@example.com, or: