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From "Lawrence Rosen (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-114) License Header - Short Form?
Date Tue, 09 Jul 2013 14:43:54 GMT

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Lawrence Rosen commented on LEGAL-114:
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@Sam,

I'm merely an Apache member; all I can do here is vote.  And, of course, since this is a public
email list, I can respond to intelligent questions and comments such as those recently asked
by Dennis.

I cannot, unfortunately, respond to "that's just ASF policy" or childish "I don't wanna" responses
to my suggestions. 

> If you chose not to take this advice, we can indeed proceed to
> a vote, but I strongly suspect that the outcome will not be the
> one that you are arguing for.

Haven't you been following that kind of result in our Congress and state legislatures?  Even
professional politicians show peevishness and argue their own brands of religion and morality
(to quote your own words, "demonstrable social problems" caused by copyright notices) instead
of facing arguments head-on. Our world is replete with unfortunate outcomes. I'm an adult;
I can live with results as long as I speak my mind and vote the way my brain tells me to.

/Larry

                
> 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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