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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: Q: Notices in Code
Date Thu, 28 Jul 2011 23:57:04 GMT

On Jul 28, 2011, at 3:43 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:

> My question is not about the code developed at ASF but the one for folks "own use" of
the Apache license.  
> 
> I assume that the same applies because you'd want to see those if the code were donated
to Apache.
> 
> I will take on the practice.

The source headers page [1] links to instructions on applying the Apache License to one's
own sources. [2]

[1] http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html
[2] http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.html#apply

Regards,
Dave


> 
> - Dennis
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg Stein [mailto:gstein@gmail.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 13:06
> To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Cc: dennis.hamilton@acm.org
> Subject: Re: Q: Notices in Code
> 
> On Jul 28, 2011 12:44 PM, "Rob Weir" <apache@robweir.com> wrote:
>> 
>> On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 3:18 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton
>> <dennis.hamilton@acm.org> wrote:
>>> Greg,
>>> 
>>> Simple version of the question: Is your putting notices on everything
> your personal practice or is it a requirement that this be done with all
> textual artifacts where notices are possible?
>>> 
>>> - Dennis
>>> 
>>> LONGER VERSION
>>> 
>>> I looked over the ooo/trunk/tools/dev/ repository and noticed that you
> put Apache notices on all of your files, including .txt and .sh.
>>> 
>>> I have been setting up forensic tools on a different repository that I
> happen to be the sole committer for, and I wanted to stage things so that
> they could be cleanly transferred/granted to Apache if that became desirable
> at some point.  I am being careful with category A third-party code, not
> using any other kind, and putting everything else and the combined works
> under an Apache license.
>>> 
>>> Is it a rigorous requirement to put Apache notices on all textual files
> that I am placing under the Apache license?  (I have test data that, by its
> nature, I can't do that with, but I can do so on the containers and
> descriptive texts about that data.)
>>> 
>> 
>> Does this page answer your question?
>> 
>> http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html
> 
> Right. Whenever possible.
> 
> We have a tool called RAT (no link handy right now) that will help identify
> files missing a header. We can start running that later, after we get things
> building.
> 
> Cheers,
> -g
> 


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