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From "Marvin Humphrey (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-214) Obsolete Third-Party Licensing Policy page still being quoted / used
Date Tue, 13 Jan 2015 02:39:34 GMT

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Marvin Humphrey commented on LEGAL-214:
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Sebb, I believe we're in agreement about the following:

* The old URL [http://www.apache.org/legal/3party.html] should not be removed nor should a
redirect be installed.
* The content at the old URL should be gutted, leaving only...
** An explanation.
** A link to the superseding page.
** A link to archived content.

The only place we seem to differ is on the nature and format of the archived content: I still
advocate linking to old SVN over duping the content to an archive directory. Yes, the raw
Markdown will be ugly and hard to read, but that's a feature not a bug -- no one will accidentally
mistake it for live content, as is happening now despite the labeling. If people arrive at
the page in the archive directory via a search engine, won't the confusion continue?

Also, even we're maintaining a skeleton page at the old URL, I'd like to kill off the link
to it from [http://www.apache.org/legal/].

It may seem like overkill to continue pursuing these minor points, but I think it's worthwhile
to set a good precedent for how to deal with outdated content.

> Obsolete Third-Party Licensing Policy page still being quoted / used
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-214
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-214
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Task
>            Reporter: Sebb
>
> The Third-Party Licensing Policy [1] has been replaced by ASF Legal Previously Asked
Questions [2].
> However I've twice seen posts recently which rely on it.
> I added some more text to hopefully make it clearer that the page is obsolete.
> Perhaps it is time to consider removing the page?
> Or maybe move the page and leave only a page that has the header info directing users
to the new page.
> I think people tend to ignore the header currently, so if there were only the header
this would be impossible.
> [1] http://www.apache.org/legal/3party.html
> [2] http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html



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