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From "Henri Yandell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-114) License Header - Short Form?
Date Sat, 13 Feb 2016 21:16:18 GMT

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Henri Yandell commented on LEGAL-114:

LEGAL-235 raises this; so I'll re-enter the bikeshed :)

Here's a new proposed text, based 100% on the existing source header, and that "Apache License,
Version 2.0" is a recognized industry standard term.  

Short Form of Source Header

Sometimes the situation of a file is such that the recommended Apache source header is not
appropriate. Examples would be within images, minified JavaScript or PDFs. In those cases,
the following shorter form may be used. 

"Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one or more contributor license agreements;
and to You under the Apache License, Version 2.0. "

Any additional licensing information relevant to the file (ie. that would ordinarily be in
the NOTICE) should be noted in directly the file when the short form is used. 

If you have doubts as to whether the short form is appropriate for your situation, please
contact legal-discuss@.

> 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
> 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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