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From robert burrell donkin <>
Subject is a statement of the license in all source files?
Date Thu, 27 Dec 2001 13:38:00 GMT
i've been making changes to some commons sub projects and came across some 
source files with (what i call) the short form of the license eg.

  * Copyright (C) The Apache Software Foundation. All rights reserved.
  * This software is published under the terms of the Apache Software 
  * version 1.1, a copy of which has been included with this distribution in
  * the LICENSE file.

rather than including the complete license text in every source file.

i remember a big flame war about license style and i don't want to 
re-ignite it but am i right in thinking that for legal reasons we need to 
include the complete license text in every source file (rather than just 
the short form)?

(i'm not going to change things if it's just a matter of house style, but 
if it's a legal requirement then it's something that should be fixed.)

- robert

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