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From Robert Burrell Donkin <rdon...@apache.org>
Subject Re: POM licensing
Date Tue, 09 Oct 2007 20:47:31 GMT
On Tue, 2007-10-09 at 11:26 +0100, Steve Loughran wrote:
> On 08/10/2007, Robert Burrell Donkin <rdonkin@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> > ALv2.0 is safe for inclusion by reference
> >
> > the reason for the long license header is to explain to all the
> > copyright status of the work. apache is granted only a license by it's
> > contributors. the copyright is not assigned but remains in the hands of
> > the authors.
> >
> > > If the whole boilerplate is needed in java files I don't see how it
> > > could be shorted in a pom.xml.
> >
> > apache policy means that the source of apache poms should have the
> > complete boilerplate.
> 
> 
> ok, so lets confirm this so the changes can go into ant 1.7.1
> metadata, which will be released this month
> 
> -every ant POM file needs the normal apache2 header as the java source
> in an XML comment
> 
> or
> 
> -every ant pom file should have the complete apache license in an XML comment
> 
> I dont mind which, I just need to know what changes to make

this is a policy tricky call and IMHO really colelctive input from legal
committee (rather than just me). i'll ping them but invite people over
to the discussion here (since there's no reason why this needs to be
secret).

- robert

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