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From Ryan Blue <rb...@netflix.com.INVALID>
Subject Re: Config file comments generated by GPL tools
Date Mon, 12 Sep 2016 17:58:02 GMT
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.


[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

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