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There doesn't seem to be a copyright violation here. The code was pretty clearly released under the LGPL, and open source licenses are (almost certainly) irrevocable; it doesn't matter that the patch was never accepted, the code was still released under the LGPL, so as long as the appropriate copyright notices are being maintained (and it seems like they are)...


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The reason that all the big projects have CLAs or similar is precisely because they have been advised by their lawyers that a comment on a PR or similar isn't enough to protect them. You can make your own judgment based on that.


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