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From Marvin Humphrey <mar...@rectangular.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r1432804 - /incubator/public/branches/license_howto/licensing_howto.mdtext
Date Thu, 24 Jan 2013 01:13:01 GMT
On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 6:39 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 14 January 2013 23:42, Marvin Humphrey <marvin@rectangular.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 11:52 AM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:

>>> Best practise is to include the component version info, e.g. SuperWidget 1.234.
>>> It's not unknown for licenses to change.
>>
>> I don't recall having seen this recommendation in either documentation or
>> discussions.  For what it's worth, I disagree that adding the version number
>> is a best practice -- it's a violation of the DRY principle, and I think the
>> only thing it guarantees is that committers will fail to update the number in
>> LICENSE at least some of the time.
>
> Which is the whole point, because then you can tell that the licensing
> needs to be rechecked.

I see.  So the point is to help _reviewers_.

I don't feel strongly about that, so I added the version number to the
sample entry.

Marvin Humphrey

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