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From Kiran Ayyagari <kayyag...@apache.org>
Subject Re: License Header for ldif needed?
Date Tue, 18 May 2010 09:32:24 GMT
On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 11:47 AM, Emmanuel Lecharny <elecharny@gmail.com> 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 ?

yeap (all those files were generated and am still generating some more ;)

Kiran Ayyagari

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