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From r..@apache.org
Subject Re: License text in source
Date Mon, 13 Mar 2000 23:20:55 GMT

I don't mind having to page past the License.  I would say either get rid
of it or leave it where it is.  :-)

Ryan

On Mon, 13 Mar 2000, Jim Winstead wrote:

> What about moving the body of the license to the bottom of the
> source files (with a one or two line pointer at the top) if keeping
> it included inside each source file is determined to be important?
> I assume that most people's complaint is that you have to page past
> the license before you get to see any code.
> 
> Jim
> 
> On Mar 13, rbb@apache.org wrote:
> > 
> > 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??"
> > > 
> > 
> > 
> > _______________________________________________________________________________
> > Ryan Bloom                        	rbb@apache.org
> > 406 29th St.
> > San Francisco, CA 94131
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> > 
> 


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Ryan Bloom                        	rbb@apache.org
406 29th St.
San Francisco, CA 94131
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