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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Re: derby trunk needs header cleanup
Date Thu, 14 Jun 2007 17:49:58 GMT
Myrna van Lunteren wrote:

> On 6/13/07, Jean T. Anderson <jta@bristowhill.com> wrote:
>> With the upcoming release in mind, I did a quick run of
>> insert_license.pl in practice mode (see
>> http://wiki.apache.org/db-derby/FixingLicenseHeader ) on the derby trunk
>> and some cleanup is needed.
> [..snip..]
>> There were also lots of sql2 and other file types that may or may not
>> need the header.

> Thx for doing the check. That last bit is a bit unclear to me though,
> do they, or do they not need the header?

The policy [1] says:

"A file without any degree of creativity in either its literal elements
or its structure is not protected by copyright law; therefore, such a
file does not require a license header. If in doubt about the extent of
the file's creativity, add the license header to the file."

You probably want to look at those files with that guideline in mind --
and when in doubt add the header. Sometimes it's not possible to add the
header -- for example, to automatically generated files -- and don't
worry about those. One concrete example of that is the forrest generated
website. The source files have the header, but the forrest processing
eats up any comments, so it isn't possible to preserve the header in the
generated file.

If I remember right, I thought that DavidVC updated the script on the
Derby wiki [2] to update *.sql files. Maybe adding *.sql2 and other
files with new extensions would do the trick.


[1] http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html


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