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From Jim Apple <jbap...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: Config file comments generated by GPL tools
Date Mon, 12 Sep 2016 18:05:13 GMT
http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#can-we-use-doxygen-generated-config-files

Seems to resolve it for now. I'll strip the doxyfile of all those helpful
comments. Maybe one day this will be resolved by the doxygen authors.

Thanks for your help, Todd and Ryan!

On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 10:58 AM, Ryan Blue <rblue@netflix.com.invalid>
wrote:

> We had the same issue last year when we audited Avro's license
> documentation. This is tracked at LEGAL-224 [1] and we did reach out to
> doxygen [2]. The doxygen developer, Dimitri clarified that he doesn't
> intend for the doxy config files to be GPL, but hasn't clarified the
> license to my knowledge. In the end, we created a new config file with all
> of the non-default settings and none of the nice descriptions you get with
> the generated file.
>
> rb
>
>
> [1]: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-224
> [2]: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=755135
>
> On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 10:52 AM, Todd Lipcon <todd@cloudera.com> wrote:
>
> > Maybe it's worth reaching out to the doxygen authors and ask them to add
> a
> > header on that file saying that the prose in the documentation may be
> > licensed under a different more permissive license? (e.g MIT/BSD?)
> >
> > -Todd
> >
> > On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 9:38 AM, Jim Apple <jbapple@cloudera.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Apache Impala (incubating)  includes a file that includes substantial
> >> portions containing prose that is only licensed, as far as I can tell,
> in
> >> a
> >> GPL way:
> >>
> >> https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=incubator-impala.g
> >> it;a=blob;f=be/.impala.doxy;h=4b81af4bab3c04ab60f84e29b70790
> >> 26e9959bf2;hb=fcb5c6821d1a0b2d49212dd791c4556dd5ac6c9e
> >>
> >> https://github.com/doxygen/doxygen/blob/b38efd15eb69b2b61e05
> >> ee09fc9ed6474cc8b1da/src/config.xml
> >>
> >> Can we keep that config file in our project as-is, or do we need to
> remove
> >> the prose, or perhaps some third thing?
> >>
> >> Thanks for your help,
> >> Jim
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Todd Lipcon
> > Software Engineer, Cloudera
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Ryan Blue
> Software Engineer
> Netflix
>

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