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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] S4 0.6.0 Incubating Release Candidate 3
Date Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:46:03 GMT
On 28 March 2013 07:40, Patrick Hunt <phunt@apache.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 2:59 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 27 March 2013 20:57, Matthieu Morel <mmorel@apache.org> wrote:
>>> On Mar 27, 2013, at 21:00 , sebb wrote:
>>>> On 27 March 2013 19:07, Matthieu Morel <mmorel@apache.org> wrote:
>>> gradle/gradlew scripts to not have the ASL header because this is generated code.
>>>
>>> According to the RAT tool, generated code does not need to bear the license header.
>>
>> The RAT tool is just a tool, it does not make the rules.
>>
>>> This issue was identified and discussed during the voting process on s4-dev mailing
lis. For this release, it was considered valid to leave those generated files not annotated
by one of our mentors.
>>>
>>
>> That may not have been the correct decision.
>>
>
> Hi Sebb, I had originally -1'd the release due to the missing header
> on these generated files. I was going by my understanding of Apache
> guidelines, in particular
> http://incubator.apache.org/guides/releasemanagement.html#notes-license-headers
> and I generally follow that first paragraph - where ever possible add
> the header.
>
> I changed my vote based on the RAT output and then consulting the
> second paragraph in that "on license headers" section linked above, in
> particular "Copyright may not subsist in a document which is generated
> by an transformation from an original."
>
> What's the correct decision here?

If in doubt, add the AL header.

> Patrick
>
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