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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: Licence headers in template files
Date Mon, 06 Feb 2012 15:29:17 GMT
On 6 February 2012 15:20, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> As I read it, http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html#faq-exceptions
> only applies to files with no creative content.
>
> AFAICT this is not the case here.

Can you tell me why you think this is the case?

As a reminder, in my original post I said:

"There is no significant IP in these templates. they are mostly
boilerplates that are intended to be replaced by the end user"

Ross

>
> On 6 February 2012 15:03, Ross Gardler <rgardler@opendirective.com> wrote:
>> 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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>>
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>> Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
>> Programme Leader (Open Development)
>> OpenDirective http://opendirective.com
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