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From Noah Slater <nsla...@tumbolia.org>
Subject Re: Ongoing configuration licensing checks
Date Fri, 28 Sep 2012 19:24:10 GMT
Tongue in cheek. ;) More poking fun at my lack of knowledge in this area. :P

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 7:00 PM, Chip Childers <chip.childers@sungard.com>wrote:

> I wouldn't think of this as being "some java thing"...  ;-)  Whisker's
> turning out to be really helpful as a simple command line tool for
> generating our legal docs from a more structured source
> (tools/whisker/descriptor.xml)
>
> For CloudStack, we have so many integration points and external
> libraries, it was much nicer to have a structured way to define
> everything.
>
> On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 4:26 AM, Noah Slater <nslater@tumbolia.org> wrote:
> > Ah, some Java thing. Guess some of this is going to take some getting
> used
> > to for me. ;) Thanks!
> >
> > On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 9:24 PM, Chip Childers <
> chip.childers@sungard.com>wrote:
> >
> >> On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 5:24 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
> >>
> >> Noah,
> >>
> >> For completeness, we are using Apache Whisker to generate the LICENSE
> >> and NOTICE files.  For public domain items, the results of that
> >> generation look like this (from the LICENSE file):
> >>
> >> Within the patches/systemvm/debian/config/etc directory
> >>     placed in the public domain
> >>         by Simon Kelley
> >>             dnsmasq.conf
> >>             vpcdnsmasq.conf
> >>
> >> -chip
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > NS
>



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