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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: Licence headers in template files
Date Mon, 06 Feb 2012 15:03:33 GMT
Perfect - thanks Ate

On 6 February 2012 14:54, Ate Douma <ate@douma.nu> wrote:
> 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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