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From Hen <bay...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Legal Header in Unreleased Code
Date Fri, 07 Jun 2019 08:05:32 GMT
Personally I don't think it should be a release blocker if a file is
lacking a license header; or an emergency for Infra if a file is committed
without a license header. I worry that "must" would lead to folk treating
the language that way.

Hen


On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 12:59 AM Pierre Smits <pierresmits@apache.org> wrote:

> Thank you, Justin. That was fast. Kudos! And it is good to know that the
> topic has come up before.
>
> Reading that section of the link provided, I can now see where the
> differences in viewpoints stem from, and will continue to lead to
> confusion.
> The 2nd aspect states:
>
> Each source file should include the following license header
>
>
> The 'should' implies that there may be exceptions, where it is not
> required to have the section in play.
>
> Is there a possibility to
>
>    1. replace the 'should' with 'must', or
>    2. have the section of [1] enhanced with a limited list of exceptions?
>
>
> [1] https://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html#headers
>
> Best regards,
>
> Pierre Smits
>
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>
>
> On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 9:20 AM Justin Mclean <justin@classsoftware.com>
> wrote:
>
>> hi,
>>
>> Also IANAL. See [1] which states code developed at the ASF needs that
>> header.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Justin
>>
>> 1. https://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html#headers
>>
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