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From "Dennis E. Hamilton (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-114) License Header - Short Form?
Date Tue, 09 Jul 2013 00:03:48 GMT

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Dennis E. Hamilton commented on LEGAL-114:
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@Larry,

I don't understand by what legal theory the ASF can affix copyright notices in its own name
to artifacts for which none of the contributors to the work of authorship made a transfer
of copyright to the ASF.  With the exception of work for hire performed by paid members of
the Infrastructure team, and perhaps some few others, it makes no sense for there to be such
a claim.  It also makes no sense to me for those who are not acting as agents of the ASF to
affix such notices to works that they are contributing.  I will most certainly not do that.
                
> License Header - Short Form?
> ----------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-114
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-114
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Roger Meier
>
> Hi all
> Today the license headers within files does need ~ 15 lines within a file.
> This needs lot of space at the top of a file, probably too much if you have a small README
file. 
> e.g. http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/thrift/trunk/tutorial/README?view=markup
> Is it possible to use a smaller header reflecting the license terms within a source or
README file?
> Can we use something like that one or a shorter one?
> {noformat}
> /*
>  * Copyright (c) The Apache Software Foundation
>  * Licensed to the ASF under one or more contributor license agreements
>  * (see NOTICE file distributed with this work). ASF licenses this file to you
>  * under the following license http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
>  * Software distributed is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES
>  * OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
>  */
> {noformat}
> Should we mention also the License identifier (Apache-2.0) used within spdx standard?
> see http://spdx.org/licenses/
> Thanks,
> Roger

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