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Pedantic question.

GNU recommend make AUTHORS file for list of authors and contributos of a program. But how many "levels" of authors and contributors should contain the file? E.g. I write a program foo, that actively use some library. Should I include authors of the library in the AUTHORS? It seems to yes, because total code of foo contain code from library. But if yes, I should include also authors of all others libraries, including standard libraries of compiler, authors of the compiler and other tools for producing final executable code, authors of OS... When I should stop?

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closed as off topic by Chris Down, Michael Mrozek Jun 3 '12 at 18:57

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How does this relate to Unix/Linux? – Chris Down Jun 3 '12 at 18:46
@Chris: This relate to GNU, but GNU relate Unix/Linux. – Corvus Jun 3 '12 at 18:48
It seems out of scope as defined in the FAQ. – Chris Down Jun 3 '12 at 18:53
This might fit on the the Programmers SE. – Renan Jun 3 '12 at 18:59

The libraries you include have their own attribution requirements, generally defined in the licence. You should follow that.

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