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From Felix Knecht <fel...@apache.org>
Subject Re: License Header for ldif needed?
Date Tue, 18 May 2010 09:08:46 GMT
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On 05/18/10 10:47, Emmanuel Lecharny wrote:
> 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] http://people.apache.org/~felixk/shared-docs/rat-report.html
>>
>>    
> 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 :
> 
> http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html#faq-exceptions
> 
> "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 ?

+1, thanks for pointing

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