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From Ryan Blue <b...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: LEGAL-224: Are Doxygen config files GPL?
Date Wed, 16 Sep 2015 22:09:35 GMT
Thanks, Luis. I filed a Doxygen bug to clarify the license of Doxyfiles. 
Good idea.

   https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=755135

rb

On 09/16/2015 11:52 AM, Luis Villa wrote:
> I might suggest that in this case the best solution is to contact the
> author and ask them to relicense the file or otherwise grant explicit
> blessing. I seem to recall doxygen has been pretty reasonable about this
> stuff in the (admittedly distant) past.
>
> Luis
>
> On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 11:43 AM Ryan Blue <blue@cloudera.com
> <mailto:blue@cloudera.com>> wrote:
>
>     Hi everyone,
>
>     I opened an issue, LEGAL-224 [1], but I wanted to raise the question
>     here also. Avro currently contains Doxygen config files, like many other
>     projects. Those are generated by Doxygen and then updated for the
>     project. The problem, however, is that they are based on a GPL source
>     file [2].
>
>     Doxygen states that "Documents produced by Doxygen are derivative works
>     derived from the input used in their production; they are not affected
>     by this license". But, the input file used to derive the output in this
>     case is a GPL-licensed file in Doxygen itself, not a source file from
>     the project.
>
>     Can we ship a source release with these files? Should we recreate the
>     files from scratch?
>
>     I don't think it is the intent of the Doxygen license for this file to
>     be GPL, but it appears to me that it is anyway. Should we ask for the
>     license to be updated with an exclusion for the configuration files?
>
>     rb
>
>     [1]: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-224
>     [2]: https://github.com/doxygen/doxygen/blob/master/src/config.xml
>
>     --
>     Ryan Blue
>     Software Engineer
>     Cloudera, Inc.
>
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