[OpenWrt-Devel] Remove generic OpenWrt copyright spread through files

mail at adrianschmutzler.de mail at adrianschmutzler.de
Tue Mar 31 08:56:30 EDT 2020


I frequently encounter files in the OpenWrt trunk (both Makefiles and files included in images) that contain "generic" Copyright information like:

# Copyright (C) 2014-2016 OpenWrt.org
# Copyright (C) 2016 LEDE-Project.org

By "generic", I'm referring to the fact that this claims OpenWrt copyright inside the OpenWrt projects code, which seems redundant to me.


In the first example, a similar argument applies to the license, which is just a repetition of the repo's license.

I wonder whether it would be appropriate to remove these "redundant" Copyright/license comments. To me, it just looks like a waste of space (in case of the board.d file actually space on the device) where it is not really conveying any additional information.

As I'm a young member in development though, I'd like to have some opinions on this one before I do anything (including proposing a patch).


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