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From Nathan Bubna <nbu...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Legal question: licence headers on automatically generated files
Date Tue, 01 May 2012 14:08:19 GMT
Thrift also recently came under a bit of fire for ignoring Apache
branding rules.  Perhaps not the greatest standard.  If there's no
sane/easy way to add the license header, i'd at least make it say
Autogenerated by Apache Tiles instead of just Tiles.  But if you can
add that, seems to me it shouldn't be too much harder to add the
standard header.

IANAL, but i believe copyright doesn't require a header, but we add it
to make it beyond question that the file is meant to be under ASL

On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 11:14 PM, Mick Semb Wever <mck@apache.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2012-04-30 at 23:05 -0400, Nicolas LE BAS wrote:
>> * Right now, we're putting nothing: during unit test, we compare the
>> generated files to templates and RAT complains about those templates
>> missing headers.
> Can we just get RAT to ignore this generated templates?
>> Is there a best practice about this kind of situation at Apache?
> "best practice" i don't know, but thrift (thrift-0.6.1) generated files
> come with no licensee or text. just the header:
> "Autogenerated by Thrift"
> ref: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/THRIFT-537
> ~mck
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