Code "borrowed" without attribution to original authors

Jean-Christophe PLAGNIOL-VILLARD plagnioj at
Tue Oct 5 12:00:42 EDT 2010

On 15:52 Tue 05 Oct     , Wolfgang Denk wrote:
> Hello,
> it has been brought to my attention that lately a number of commits
> have been added to the BareBox repository (and released as BareBox
> v2010.10.0) that contain literal copies of hundreds of lines of code
> taken from the U-Boot project.
> While this is OK in general (U-Boot is covered by the GPLv2/GPLv2+),
> in this case the code has been added to the BareBox repository
> without any attribution to the original authors.  Instead, the
> respective commits carry only SoB lines like these:
> 	Signed-off-by: Jean-Christophe PLAGNIOL-VILLARD <plagnioj at>
> 	Signed-off-by: Sascha Hauer <s.hauer at>
> Commits that very clearly show this problem are for example:
>  d424ce7  image: factorise image printing contents
>  0ceafe1  Replace direct header access with the API routines
>  aba80a2  image: rename IH_CPU to IH_ARCH to be more concistant
>  7bd7d59  image: factorise string helper
> In the examples given, most of the copied code was actually written by
> Marian Balakowicz and should be attributed to him.  Neither
> Jean-Christophe nor Sascha have any credits on that code.
we never take it first otherwise i'll have put a copyright

after if Marian have a copyright missing we will add it with pleasure
> We all have been working long enough in free and open source software
> projects that I can assume you are well aware of the basic principles
> of open source software licensing and the requirement to attribute
> code to its original authors.
> Jean-Christophe, may I please ask you to stop copying code from other
> projects without proper attribution?
we change no copyright ever, we keep them clean and we do let it the SoB are
here as we have apply the modification without any copyright modification

Best Regards,

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