licensing information incorrect in some source files

Bug #1653412 reported by Fabio Valentini on 2017-01-01
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Bug Description

Running licensecheck on the pantheon-files sources reports that many of the files which include licensing information include the wrong FSF address.

 $ licensecheck -r . | awk -F ": " '{ print $2 }' | sort | uniq -c | sort -gr

    177 *No copyright* UNKNOWN
    116 UNKNOWN
     38 GPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
     31 LGPL (v3)
     31 LGPL (v2 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
     14 GPL (v3 or later)
      7 GPL (v2 or later)
      5 LGPL (v3.0)
      4 GPL (v3 or later) (with incorrect FSF address)
      4 BSD (2 clause)
      1 *No copyright* GPL (v3 or later)
      1 *No copyright* GENERATED FILE
      1 LGPL (v3 or later)
      1 LGPL (v3.0) GENERATED FILE

Package checkers / linters (for example the compulsory fedora one - rpmlint) complain very verbosely about this.

As a side note: The package license displayed on the project homepage ( is GPLv3, maybe that should be looked into given the distribution of different licenses given above.

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