I wondered if, in auditing for licence tag correctness, if anybody had written a copyright/licence block finder? I'm thinking of a tool that looks for comment blocks in C code that look like copyright notices, and complies them together listing only unique licences. It could be very useful in finding the full list of unique licences (of the BSD variety in particular) for filling out the licence tag, as the output could be pushed into a file to comply with the 'acknowledgement in the source or documentation requirement, for binary packages. A possible output could look like the manually constructed copyright files in Debian/ubuntu: http://changelogs.ubuntu.com/changelogs/pool/universe/w/wmi/wmi_0.1.6-1/python-wmi.copyright Andrew Bartlett -- Andrew Bartlett http://samba.org/~abartlet/ Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.
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