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From Emmanuel Lecharny <>
Subject Re: License Header for ldif needed?
Date Tue, 18 May 2010 08:47:28 GMT
On 5/18/10 7:17 AM, Felix Knecht wrote:
> Most of the ldif files do not have a license header
> (ldap-schema/src/main/resources/schema/*). Do they need to have a
> license header or can they be considered as false positives of the RAT
> report [1]?
> Felix
> [1]
I don't think it's required. The ASF policy is quite clear about the 
fact that any source file should (read : must) include the ASL License 
Header, but :

"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."

There is no creativity in those LDIF files, they are either generated 
from OpenLDAP schema files through a generator or a direct extraction 
from Studio. (IMO)

Do you guys agree ?

Emmanuel L├ęcharny

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