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From "Christopher Tubbs (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-235) How to specify ASF copyright in a PDF doc
Date Sat, 13 Feb 2016 06:41:18 GMT

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Christopher Tubbs commented on LEGAL-235:
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I'm not sure how to add that property with pdflatex, but I'll search it out. I'm not quite
sure what text would be appropriate to add, other than the copyright line. The stock license
header  for source code doesn't seem appropriate, because it refers to software, rather than
a generic statement about being the contents of the document being available under AL2. It
also refers to a bundled NOTICE file, which is appropriate for a software bundle, but not
a standalone file.

Is there a suggested alternate wording for this case, or is the standard license header still
recommended?

> 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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