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From Matthias Wessendorf <mat...@apache.org>
Subject Re: RAT can be dangerous
Date Tue, 17 Aug 2010 09:20:02 GMT
On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 11:15 AM, Jochen Wiedmann
<jochen.wiedmann@gmail.com> wrote:
> Ross, while I understand the "All it does" part I don't get the
> "dangerous" part.
>
> I think noone has ever announced RAT as a solution. It is a helper
> tool. I think the recommendation to use RAT (for what it offers) is
> just plainly right. Nothing more - nothing less.

I do agree. That's the reason for a lot of projects / podlings to use it

-Matthias

>
> Jochen
>
>
> On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 10:27 AM, Ross Gardler <rgardler@apache.org> wrote:
>> I'm really worried about the growing meme that RAT is solving the IP management problem.
>>
>> It is not a solution, it is merely a tool that is useful for a very specific use
case.
>>
>> All it does is do a pattern match for an Apache licence header in a bunch of files.
It's really useful for checking the proper licensing of our source files.
>>
>> It does nothing else.
>>
>> Thinking RAT is helping the Incubator teach codlings how to manage IP is just plain
dangerous.
>>
>> Ross
>>
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