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From "Henri Yandell" <bay...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Do README files need Apache license headers?
Date Thu, 14 Aug 2008 19:53:37 GMT
On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 2:13 PM, Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com> wrote:
> On Aug 8, 2008, at 9:47 AM, Craig L Russell wrote:
>>
>> Anything that has intellectual property content must have the Apache
>> license header.
>
> I don't think we need to be so absolute.  The primary purpose of the
> header is documentation of the fact that the original content within
> the file has been licensed for redistribution, cut-n-paste, etc.
> I often just include a description of the license within the README,
> which serves the same purpose but is talking about the license that
> applies to the package as a whole (including the README).

+1. If we put a license header on every item then it gets silly.

So what can be covered by the package's license?

I think yes to the following:

* README
* Javadoc/Doxygen type generated content
* examples

How about these:

* build files?
* configuration?

Hen

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