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From kfo...@collab.net
Subject Re: Licensing of find_apr.m4 and find_apu.m4?
Date Mon, 08 Mar 2004 00:34:56 GMT
Justin Erenkrantz <justin@erenkrantz.com> writes:
> So, I'd like to discuss our intent if a project copies those two
> special files into their tree.  My initial thought is to 'public
> domain' those two files. For example, autoconf has exceptions for
> files it copies into the tree for precisely this reason.  configure
> has:
> 
> # This configure script is free software; the Free Software Foundation
> # gives unlimited permission to copy, distribute and modify it.
> 
> config.{sub|guess} has:
> 
> # As a special exception to the GNU General Public License, if you
> # distribute this file as part of a program that contains a
> # configuration script generated by Autoconf, you may include it under
> # the same distribution terms that you use for the rest of that program.
> 
> As a solution, the Creative Commons Public Domain dedication comes to
> mind (<http://creativecommons.org/licenses/publicdomain/>.  I'm not
> sure if that goes too far, but perhaps not.
> 
> Thoughts?  -- justin

+1.  Oh, want something more specific than "+1"? :-)  How about this:

   # This file is in the public domain; the Apache Software Foundation 
   # gives unlimited permission to copy, distribute and modify it.

-Karl

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