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From Todd Lipcon <t...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: Config file comments generated by GPL tools
Date Mon, 12 Sep 2016 17:52:37 GMT
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?)


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.
> git;a=blob;f=be/.impala.doxy;h=4b81af4bab3c04ab60f84e29b70790
> 26e9959bf2;hb=fcb5c6821d1a0b2d49212dd791c4556dd5ac6c9e
> https://github.com/doxygen/doxygen/blob/b38efd15eb69b2b61e05ee09fc9ed6
> 474cc8b1da/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

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