what's the common practice for describing the authors and the copyright of kernel code released under the GPL2?
Let's make an example:
the developer A releases a code.c for the linux kernel and specifies himself and other contributors as Authors.
Some time later the developer B
- refactors the same piece of code (due to massive core changes)
- adds new functionalities
- releases it with the same name/location
- specifies himself as the only Author
- eventually adds a note that this work is based on the work of the initial authors
Is this correct?
How normally behave kernel developers?
Thanx for your help!