Opened on 06/26/2018 at 07:07:21 AM

Closed on 03/27/2019 at 07:19:31 PM

Last modified on 05/21/2019 at 11:18:21 AM

#6765 closed defect (rejected)

No COPYING file in the root directory

Reported by: dr_boo Assignee:
Priority: Unknown Milestone:
Module: Platform Keywords:
Cc: Kai, sebastian, greiner, mjethani Blocked By:
Blocking: #6936 Platform: Unknown / Cross platform
Ready: no Confidential: no
Tester: Unknown Verified working: no
Review URL(s):

Description (last modified by mapx)

GNU General Public License, version 3.0"

  • "Add a COPYING file with a copy of the GNU GPL or GNU AGPL." -

  • The latest release (at this writing) doesn't contain a copy of the GNU GPL 3.0 license in the root directory.

place the file in the root directory for Adblock Plus?

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Change History (11)

comment:2 Changed on 06/26/2018 at 02:33:51 PM by mapx

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:3 Changed on 06/27/2018 at 05:38:29 PM by greiner

  • Cc Kai sebastian greiner added
  • Component changed from Unknown to Platform

We do include a COPYING file in both as well as It seems that neither of those includes this file in the extension bundle though.

comment:4 Changed on 09/13/2018 at 03:29:05 PM by sebastian

As far as I understand (please correct me if I'm wrong Kai), there is no need to bundle a copy of the license with the build. It's generated code anyway, not the source code that is subject to the license, and the license is stated on the AMO page.

comment:5 Changed on 10/08/2018 at 11:54:31 AM by greiner

  • Blocking 6936 added
  • Review URL(s) modified (diff)

As part of this change we've added a COPYING file to adblockplusui in

Whether or not the file should be included in the extension build seems to be up to Kai to decide then.

comment:6 Changed on 03/27/2019 at 08:12:48 AM by mjethani

  • Cc mjethani added

comment:7 Changed on 03/27/2019 at 03:27:18 PM by Kai

No need to bundle it with the extension build. Only with the source code. But if its not a big hassle to ad the COPYING file to the extension bundle, then you should do it anyway to increase transparency.

comment:8 Changed on 03/27/2019 at 07:19:31 PM by sebastian

  • Resolution set to rejected
  • Status changed from new to closed

comment:9 Changed on 05/20/2019 at 10:58:23 AM by abpbot

A commit referencing this issue has landed:
Issue 6765 - Added COPYING file

comment:10 Changed on 05/21/2019 at 10:26:03 AM by kzar

  • Blocking 6936 removed

comment:11 Changed on 05/21/2019 at 11:18:21 AM by kzar

  • Blocking 6936 added

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