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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: Should included public domain source code be tagged with ASF headers and be under ALv2
Date Wed, 05 Aug 2009 21:20:02 GMT
Robert Burrell Donkin wrote:
> William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
>> Craig L Russell wrote:
>>> This reminds me of a small issue with the NOTICE file.
>>> I'd like to recommend that Doug's "contribution" be attributed in the
>>> NOTICE file, just as we do for more tightly-managed contributions under
>>> permissive licenses. But as written in the policy [1], the NOTICE file
>>> is just for copyrights and *required* notices from third parties.
>>> Should we consider changing the policy to allow attribution of public
>>> domain works incorporated into Apache projects?
>> Not in LICENSE; 
> really?

Really; LICENSE is for required LICENSE's.  Public Domain is not a license,
by definition it's the non-existence, non-requirement of a license.

It sounds like liberal BSD with an advertising clause is what was desired
here, not Public Domain.

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