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From Noah Slater <nsla...@tumbolia.org>
Subject Re: Ongoing configuration licensing checks
Date Wed, 26 Sep 2012 08:26:00 GMT
Ah, some Java thing. Guess some of this is going to take some getting used
to for me. ;) Thanks!

On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 9:24 PM, Chip Childers <chip.childers@sungard.com>wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 5:24 AM, Noah Slater <nslater@tumbolia.org> wrote:
> > Hey,
> >
> > Just been browsing through the JIRA tickets for the ongoing configuration
> > licensing checks. Great work!
> >
> > I did just want to add that when we have established that a file is a
> > derivative work (but we can keep it because the license is compatible)
> then
> > we do need to note this somewhere, along with author. Even if the file
> has
> > been placed into the public domain, or we have been given permission to
> > include it.
> >
> > Here's an example of us being told that a configuration file can be
> > regarded as being the public domain:
> >
> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CLOUDSTACK-146
> >
> > To quote ASF policy[1]:
> >
> > "Many of these licenses have specific attribution terms that need to be
> > adhered to, for example CC-A, often by adding them to the NOTICE file.
> > Ensure you are doing this when including these works. [...] Works in the
> > public domain (or covered by a license treated similarly) may be included
> > within Apache products. Attribution is required (in a similar fashion to
> > permissive licenses)."
> >
> > Perhaps something like this could be added to NOTICE:
> >
> > This product also includes the following third-party components:
> >
> >  * vpcdnsmasq.conf (http://www.thekelleys.org.uk/dnsmasq/doc.html)
> >
> >   Public domain, Simon Kelley
> >
> > And then for another file which actually retains copyright, we could add:
> >
> >  * foo.conf (http://example.org/foo)
> >
> >   Copyright 2012, Some Author
> >
> > This format is taken from:
> >
> >
> https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=couchdb.git;a=blob_plain;f=NOTICE;hb=HEAD
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > --
> > NS
>
> Noah,
>
> For completeness, we are using Apache Whisker to generate the LICENSE
> and NOTICE files.  For public domain items, the results of that
> generation look like this (from the LICENSE file):
>
> Within the patches/systemvm/debian/config/etc directory
>     placed in the public domain
>         by Simon Kelley
>             dnsmasq.conf
>             vpcdnsmasq.conf
>
> -chip
>



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