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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Legal Header in Unreleased Code
Date Fri, 07 Jun 2019 11:33:22 GMT
On Fri, 7 Jun 2019 at 10:58, Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org> wrote:
>
> On 07/06/2019 10:50, sebb wrote:
> > This discussion is about code that to be about code that in a public
> > repo, but which is currently unreleased.
> > If the code will never be released, is there any reason to require the
> > license header?
> >
> > It might be desirable, but is it required?
>
> Legally? No. Legally there is no requirement to add the header to any file.
>
> Require by ASF policy? Yes. Unless there is a good reason not to. "It
> will never be released" is not a good reason.

I suspect there is a lot of code in public repos that will either need
an exemption or headers.
For example Infra code, Gump, Comdev...


> Mark
>
>
> >
> > On Fri, 7 Jun 2019 at 10:44, Justin Mclean <justin@classsoftware.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >>> Personally I don't think it should be a release blocker if a file is lacking
a license header;
> >>
> >> Nor would I and have voted +1 on many many release with a few missing headers.
Now if all the files were missing headers then I probably wouldn’t vote +1. I’m not really
aware of the context here, perhaps that would help?
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Justin
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