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From Robert Burrell Donkin <>
Subject Re: Policy for BUILD and CHANGES files in podling releases
Date Fri, 03 Jun 2011 11:18:19 GMT
On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 9:59 PM, ant elder <> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 3:06 PM, Robert Burrell Donkin
> <> wrote:


>> (IMHO BUILDING and CHANGES are corner cases. I incline towards adding
>> license headers unless they are clearly trivial.)
> I respectfully disagree on that one,


yep - this is one issue where there's no clear consensus

> i know a few projects do have the
> license header on all their README, BUILDING, CHANGES etc type doc
> files but i think the vast majority don't, and having the first thing
> a new user sees when opening a README be a lot of legal text doesn't
> seem very user friendly to me. So IMHO leave out the header until
> there is some explicit policy saying it must be there. And be in good
> company - [1], [2], [3] etc.

which sums up the other major point of view :-)


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