Sami Siren suggests:
"How about adding [the rat header license] check to the patch queue? That way users submitting patches would become responsible for adding proper headers"
Good suggestion. I think the Rat tool needs some enhancements for this to work reliably, for instance:
- an exit code that indicates failure/success
- greater customization of which files need and don't need headers
Rat is entering incubation. Once there, these improvements can be filed.