Q: Is it necessary to check only the top of the source code for the copyright notice of OSS?
- Other than the first part of the source code, it is also described in NOTICE, README, COPYING, LICENSE, AUTHORS, etc. However, some of these files may have a copyright notice on the license itself.
- If the number of OSS files is large, there is a possibility that extraction leakage will occur, so it is also effective to use tools such as FOSSology.
- If it is not listed, you can identify the developer from the download site and contact the copyright holder.