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From "Benson Margulies (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-141) How can we ensure code generated by maven archetypes or code generators is as freely usable as possible?
Date Wed, 04 Jul 2012 17:24:34 GMT

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Benson Margulies commented on LEGAL-141:
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I very vaguely recall some discussion that 'small snippets in examples' do not require full
headers. Perhaps someone can illuminate.

                
> How can we ensure code generated by maven archetypes or code generators is as freely
usable as possible?
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-141
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-141
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Christian Schneider
>
> There is currently a discussion on the camel dev list about maven archetypes from apache
camel.
> The goal is to provide archetypes that allow our users to use the code as freely as possible.
Ideally to simply have their copyright on the code and use whatever license they like. (If
possible).
> So the question is how do we acheive this?
> 1. Have no license headers and no license file in the generated code. Can we do that?
What would that mean for users?
> 2. Have no license headers in the files but one license in the top directory. What license
would be suitable?
> 3. Have license headers in the files and in the top directory. Again the question which
license to use.
> From http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html#faq-exceptions
> my understanding is that we must include license headers in the source files of the maven
archetypes. (Not the resulting code). Is that correct?

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