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From "Henri Yandell" <bay...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [sgala@apache.org: Re: aesthetic changes to the NOTICE file]
Date Thu, 28 Aug 2008 19:48:30 GMT
What you do after the first four lines format wise, I don't think we care.

I think we should stick to the first four lines though. It's a common
style and I think it's worth keeping it.

Hen

On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 8:18 AM, Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Please see the following thread:
>
>  http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/200808.mbox/%3c20080818110801.GD22326@bytesexual.org%3e
>
> I agree with the comments that before any change could take place this should be
> agreed on by legal-discuss or a change be made in the official documentation.
>
> Regarding the following text:
>
>  Apache [PRODUCT_NAME]
>  Copyright [yyyy] The Apache Software Foundation
>
>  This product includes software developed at
>  The Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org/).
>
>  - Source Header and Copyright Notice Policy, http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html#notice
>
> My questions would be:
>
>  * Does the non-textual formatting of this matter?
>
>  * Would the following be an okay variation, or modification to the documentation:
>
>   Apache [PRODUCT NAME] NOTICE
>   ============================
>
>   Copyright 2008, The Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org/)
>
> This is clearly a very trivial matter, and one primarily about aesthetics, but I
> think a clarification would be nice as I certainly prefer the latter format.
>
> Many thanks,
>
> ----- Forwarded message from Santiago Gala <sgala@apache.org> -----
>
> Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 23:51:20 +0200
> From: Santiago Gala <sgala@apache.org>
> Reply-To: general@incubator.apache.org
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: aesthetic changes to the NOTICE file
>
> On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 5:11 PM, Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 03:59:43PM +0100, ant elder wrote:
>>> I'd be wary of doing that if i was you. Whether or not it means the same
>>> thing legally this is clearly specified in ASF policy at
>>> http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html#notice and if you change from
>>> that you may find some other stickler delaying or blocking one of you
>>> release votes due to any differences.
>>
>> Gah, well I thought as much. IANAL but it looks okay to me. :)
>>
>
> You might ask to the legal team, as I'm not sure of the rationale of
> the sentence that you missed in the NOTICE file and how much
> "required" it is. The part of src-headers we are referring to was
> committed by Cliff Schmith, then Legal VP, on Jul 17, 2006, r422600
> and this part of it has never been changed since then.
>
> In my opinion, stating that the product includes software developed at
> the ASF is probably redundant, given the LICENSE file that governs the
> collective work. I guess it is there so that the remaining "portions"
> make sense together with a given "whole".
>
> In any case, as it is current policy, it should be followed, and
> changes to it discussed in legal-discuss.
>
> Regards
> Santiago
>
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