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From Joe Schaefer <joe_schae...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: License footer?
Date Sun, 19 Feb 2012 16:22:52 GMT
FWIW I've been doing "footers" for years with any scripts
I write here.



----- Original Message -----
> From: Lawrence Rosen <lrosen@rosenlaw.com>
> To: legal-discuss@apache.org
> Cc: 
> Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2012 11:07 AM
> Subject: RE: License footer?
> 
> Jukka Zitting suggested:
>>  So I wonder if it would be OK to use a license footer instead of a
>>  header in source files where such an arrangement makes more sense,
>>  i.e. put the license info at the *end* of a file. Such files could
>>  still start with a one-line comment like "// Licensed under the Apache
>>  License, Version 2.0. See footer for details." for people who expect
>>  to find license info at the beginning of a file.
> 
> It sounds good to me. /Larry
> 
> 
> 
>>  -----Original Message-----
>>  From: Jukka Zitting [mailto:jukka.zitting@gmail.com]
>>  Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2012 7:33 AM
>>  To: Legal Discuss
>>  Subject: License footer?
>> 
>>  Hi,
>> 
>>  Our policy [1] says that "Each source file should include the
>>  following license header ..."
>> 
>>  Inspired the discussion in [2] and my recent work with languages that
>>  don't put dozens of lines of import statements and other less
>>  interesting stuff at the beginning of a source file, I started
>>  questioning [3] the practice of putting such license notes as headers
>>  at the *beginning* of all source files. The result of this practice is
>>  that whenever you open a source file in a non-folding editor or
>>  browser, you start by scrolling down to find the actual source code.
>>  It would be nicer if the most frequently accessed content (i.e. the
>>  actual source) was right there at the beginning if the file.
>> 
>>  So I wonder if it would be OK to use a license footer instead of a
>>  header in source files where such an arrangement makes more sense,
>>  i.e. put the license info at the *end* of a file. Such files could
>>  still start with a one-line comment like "// Licensed under the Apache
>>  License, Version 2.0. See footer for details." for people who expect
>>  to find license info at the beginning of a file.
>> 
>>  WDYT?
>> 
>>  [1] http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html
>>  [2] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-124
>>  [3] https://twitter.com/#!/jukkaz/status/169068322611146753
>> 
>>  BR,
>> 
>>  Jukka Zitting
>> 
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