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SubjectMultiple redundant copies of GPL license file
9 mharris@asdf:~/src$ find linux-2.4.0-test9/ -name COPYING
linux-2.4.0-test9/fs/hfs/COPYING
linux-2.4.0-test9/COPYING
linux-2.4.0-test9/drivers/sound/COPYING

I have looked at all 3 files. All 3 are copies of the GPLv2
license file, with the linux-2.4.0-test9/COPYING one being the
one Linus has added a comment to the top of.

I do not see any reason for including 3 identical copies of the
license. Linus, please remove the files:

linux-2.4.0-test9/fs/hfs/COPYING,
linux-2.4.0-test9/drivers/sound/COPYING

The only other difference found is the address of the FSF
differs between the files. The FSF's main pages show the GPL
license (the official current copy) as having:



GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
Version 2, June 1991

Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA
02111-1307 USA


So Linus's COPYING file in the source root is correct, and the
other two files can be deleted.





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