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From Niall Pemberton <niall.pember...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [OTQ] Apache License File
Date Sun, 02 Jan 2011 14:13:26 GMT
On Sun, Jan 2, 2011 at 12:58 AM, James Kosin <james.kosin@gmail.com> wrote:
> Everyone,
>
> I know I may be opening a can of worms here in even mentioning this, but
> here it goes...
>
> Is there any reason why the license file is only available as .text or
> .html, styled as an Apache page?
>
> I've seen various sites handle this differently...
> Below is a small sample.
>
> The following have the license HTML site:
> http://subversion.apache.org/
> http://httpd.apache.org/
> http://qpid.apache.org/
> http://sling.apache.org/site/index.html
>
> The following have a link to the HTML license directly:
> http://ant.apache.org/
>
> The following have a link to the TEXT license directly:
> http://pivot.apache.org/legal.html
>
> The following have integrated the license into a separate page (with or
> without a link to the HTML or TEXT version):
> http://commons.apache.org/
> http://forrest.apache.org/index.html
> http://james.apache.org/
> http://openjpa.apache.org/
> http://servicemix.apache.org/home.html
>
> ===
>
> I guess what I'm really asking is what is the preferred method, or
> doesn't it matter as long as the details are there.

commons.apache.org is generated by maven - you configure a link to the
license and it generates that page for you.

Niall

> Also, since many of the sites may be transitioning to CMS using mdtext
> format for the web-page, could I suggest Apache make available a .mdtext
> version available to help with site integration.  i.e.:  click on the
> license link and get a different look and feel from the site... or click
> on the link and get a license that is a bit more seamlessly integrated
> and provides a good look.
>
> ===
>
> Again, I'm just throwing this out for discussion.
>
> Thanks,
> James
>
>
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