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From Ate Douma <...@douma.nu>
Subject Re: Licence headers in template files
Date Mon, 06 Feb 2012 14:54:08 GMT
On 02/06/2012 03:30 PM, ant elder wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 2:16 PM, Ate Douma<ate@douma.nu>  wrote:
>> On 02/06/2012 02:44 PM, ant elder wrote:
>>>
>>> On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 1:37 PM, Franklin, Matthew B.
>>> <mfranklin@mitre.org>    wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I am sure you know this (especially since you first pointed me at this
>>>> page), but the release FAQ [1] makes it sound like you need the header, if
>>>> you assume your templates are source:
>>>>
>>>>        Which Files Must Contain An ASF License Text?
>>>>        Every source file must contain the appropriate ASF License text.
>>>>
>>>> I am no lawyer, so I will defer to someone who has more experience than
>>>> me to help you determine whether your snippets count as source.
>>>>
>>>
>>> I think that is a bug in the Release FAQ. What i've been told in the
>>> past but which i can't find links to right now, is that the top level
>>> LICENSE file covers everything anyway and the individual license
>>> headers aren't strictly necessary especially for source files without
>>> significant IP.
>>
>> Really? That then would be quite some 'bug' IMO.
>> I can't recall have heard it said like this before, instead confirmation of
>> the above rule quite often. Exceptions (no headers) only being allowed for
>> sources without real IP value.
>>
>> Ate
>>
>>> IMHO if the headers are problematic for Wookie in
>>> those files then it would be ok to just not include the header.
>>>
>>>     ...ant
>>>
>
> I've just asked for clarification about this over at legal -
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-124
>
Seems to me this has been asked and answered before:

   http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html#faq-exceptions


>     ...ant
>
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