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From Henri Yandell <bay...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Licence required in javadoc output?
Date Wed, 19 Jan 2005 05:26:19 GMT

On Wed, 19 Jan 2005, Simon Kitching wrote:
> So, given that:
> * Javadoc is not useful as a "stand-alone" product;
> * Javadoc is generated from source files which *do* have complete
> license text within them; and
> * the output documents an API, with APIs not being copyrightable
> is the extra text needed in each generated page, or is the simpler
> statement:
>  Copyright (c) 2001-2004 - Apache Software Foundation
> sufficient?

Just adding a note to Simon's email.

The javadoc is available to users in four ways:

1) Via a binary download. Said binary download contains an ASF licence.
2) Via a source download. ASF licence is contained, and each source file 
contains the licence.
3) Online via the site.
4) Get the source via CVS, and build the javadoc by hand.

Seems like that might be important from a legal point of view.


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