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From "Pete Robbins" <robbin...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: Licence headers in test files
Date Mon, 16 Oct 2006 12:22:27 GMT
many thanks for the swift clarification.

On 16/10/06, robert burrell donkin <robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 10/16/06, Pete Robbins <robbinspg@googlemail.com> wrote:
> > We are preparing for a release of Tuscany C++ and have run the aRat
> tool.
> > This has thrown up some files that are part of our tests that do not
> include
> > ASL headers. These files are expected output of tests, for example, we
> > serialize a SDO to an xml file and compare the output file with the
> > "expected result" file to verify the test passed. So... adding licence
> > headers to these files is a bit of a pain as the code would never
> generate
> > the header as part of it's serialization!
>
> yeh - aRat does raise false positives and the results need interpretation
>
> > So my questions:
> >
> > 1. Do these files require headers?
>
> i regard files containing expected results such as these as binary.
>
> > 2. As an alternative, is it ok to add a NOTICE file to the directory
> > containing these files listing them as licenced?
>
> a README or a NOTICE in the directory is not necessary but would be a
> good idea. documentation is good and saves having to answer questions
> about why they don't have a header.
>
> if this file is in some reasonable format which RAT could read then
> they could be automatically marked as binaries and ignored by RAT for
> the future.
>
> - robert
>
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-- 
Pete

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