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From "Henri Yandell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Closed] (LEGAL-235) How to specify ASF copyright in a PDF doc
Date Sat, 13 Feb 2016 05:42:18 GMT

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Henri Yandell closed LEGAL-235.
    Resolution: Fixed

I believe PDFs have a property/metadata system, and I feel that I've been able to read such,
even when opening in vim and searching for copyright. So that's one approach. The other would
be to put the text in the document itself. 

> How to specify ASF copyright in a PDF doc
> -----------------------------------------
>                 Key: LEGAL-235
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-235
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Christopher Tubbs
> The Accumulo project distributes a (binary) PDF and an (human-readable, but effectively
binary, since it's generated) HTML user manual generated from source code in the project.
These are supplemental documentation that are sometimes distributed separately (published
on their own to Maven Central, for example) from other project artifacts.
> The source files which generates the documentation all have appropriate ASF license headers,
and the contents of the manuals are entirely ASF IP, and don't contain third-party IP.
> What additional steps should we take to ensure any necessary copyright/attribution/license
information is presented on these generated documents before distribution?
> Should we explicitly put the contents of the license header, and a copyright statement
for the ASF in the body of the manual? For example, after the title page, or at the end? If
an embedded comment is sufficient, that would work for the HTML docs, but not the PDF (at
least, I don't know how to embed such metadata into a PDF).

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