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From r..@apache.org
Subject Re: License text in source
Date Mon, 13 Mar 2000 22:40:33 GMT

I guess I'll pipe up again.  I am +1 on replacing the License text at the
top of the file with a pointer, iff our protection doesn't change at all.
If the amount of legal recourse is lessened, then I say just replace the
text with the updated copy of the license.

Ryan

On Mon, 13 Mar 2000, Jim Jagielski wrote:

> I know we've had this discussion before, and I'm fine with
> either way from a purely personal point of view. If one
> solution "dilutes" somehow what we're trying to do, then
> I'm against that, of course. I'd prefer to trade bytes
> and minimal work in order to keep maximum protection.
> 
> Dirk-Willem van Gulik wrote:
> > 
> > Jim Jagielski wrote:
> > > 
> > > That's what I have in mind... Save some bytes (several actually),
> > > make maintaining it much easier, and do the update to rev1.1.
> > > 
> > > "tool"?? I was planning an ugly script that scanned the head of each
> > > file for the License and then cut'ting that out and then pushing
> > > the magical text/url/pointer/notice in. I like the idea of a
> > > "tool" much better :)
> > 
> > I am sorry. I'd prefer to a) leave this to the licence committe to
> > answer and b) note that this is a no-go for me.
> > 
> > If you put in a pointer; the thing that pointer points to can be changed
> >  at any moment. A licence however
> > is a thing you agree with at a specific moment in time for a specific
> > file in time. This is especially important when you start to merge
> > things from different open source projects (say re-use the ap_pool
> > stuff, or mix & match modules from older versions). You cannot have the
> > thing you agree to change at will :-)
> > 
> > Dw
> > 
> 
> 
> -- 
> ===========================================================================
>    Jim Jagielski   [|]   jim@jaguNET.com   [|]   http://www.jaguNET.com/
>                 "Are you suggesting coconuts migrate??"
> 


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