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From Chip Childers <chip.child...@sungard.com>
Subject Re: Ongoing configuration licensing checks
Date Tue, 25 Sep 2012 11:03:18 GMT
I'm working through adding them.

- chip

Sent from my iPhone.

On Sep 25, 2012, at 5:25 AM, Noah Slater <nslater@tumbolia.org> wrote:

> Hey,
>
> Just been browsing through the JIRA tickets for the ongoing configuration
> licensing checks. Great work!
>
> I did just want to add that when we have established that a file is a
> derivative work (but we can keep it because the license is compatible) then
> we do need to note this somewhere, along with author. Even if the file has
> been placed into the public domain, or we have been given permission to
> include it.
>
> Here's an example of us being told that a configuration file can be
> regarded as being the public domain:
>
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CLOUDSTACK-146
>
> To quote ASF policy[1]:
>
> "Many of these licenses have specific attribution terms that need to be
> adhered to, for example CC-A, often by adding them to the NOTICE file.
> Ensure you are doing this when including these works. [...] Works in the
> public domain (or covered by a license treated similarly) may be included
> within Apache products. Attribution is required (in a similar fashion to
> permissive licenses)."
>
> Perhaps something like this could be added to NOTICE:
>
> This product also includes the following third-party components:
>
> * vpcdnsmasq.conf (http://www.thekelleys.org.uk/dnsmasq/doc.html)
>
>  Public domain, Simon Kelley
>
> And then for another file which actually retains copyright, we could add:
>
> * foo.conf (http://example.org/foo)
>
>  Copyright 2012, Some Author
>
> This format is taken from:
>
> https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=couchdb.git;a=blob_plain;f=NOTICE;hb=HEAD
>
> Thanks,
>
> --
> NS

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