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From ant elder <ant.el...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Licence headers in template files
Date Mon, 06 Feb 2012 14:30:46 GMT
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

   ...ant

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