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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Licence headers in template files
Date Mon, 06 Feb 2012 15:20:43 GMT
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.

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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