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Change reference to license files (was: Re: [PROPOSAL] Twoidentical Subversion License files)

From: Bhuvaneswaran Arumugam <bhuvan_at_collab.net>
Date: 2006-10-18 02:29:04 CEST

On Tue, 2006-10-17 at 13:42 -0700, Brian Behlendorf wrote:
> Catching up on an old message. Replying at the top and leaving the whole
> message below just for expediency of context.
> I can't say I've checked with CollabNet legal on this, but IMHO I would
> not worry about maintaining the numbering scheme with the license
> filename; no other project uses it or needs it, and the version control
> history of both the code and the website should clarify which version of a
> license applies during which periods of time.

I somehow missed Karl's earlier response for this thread. But as
suggested by him, i split the patch as 3 separate ones. viz.

1) Change the file name reference from project_license.html ->
2) Correct the documents to point to license-1.html
3) It's not necessary to maintain the numbering scheme with license
filename (... and as per Brain's above comment)

I've committed the fix for items 1 and 2 in r22009 and r22011
respectively. For item 3, i'll change the reference from license-1.html
to license.html in all documents and files. I'll submit that patch to
the list for review.


> Brian
> On Mon, 18 Sep 2006, Karl Fogel wrote:
> > Lieven Govaerts <svnlgo@mobsol.be> writes:
> >> Karl Fogel wrote:
> >>> But for license-1.html, it's every source file in our repository, and
> >>> a bunch of other files as well :-). I think the best strategy would
> >>> be to fix up the above three first, in a separate commit, and then do
> >>> a third commit taking care of all the license-1.html instances
> >>> (that'll be a non-trivial amount of work, though, if you don't have
> >>> time I don't think it's urgent).
> >>>
> >> I noticed this weekend that the Windows installer refers to the
> >> license-1.html file like this:
> >>
> >> "This is version 1 of this license. It is also available online at
> >> http://subversion.tigris.org/license-1.html. If newer versions of
> >> this license are posted there (the same URL, but with the version
> >> number incremented: .../license-2.html, .../license-3.html, and so
> >> on), you may use a newer version instead, at your option. "
> >>
> >> There probably was a reason why the filename included the version, is
> >> that reason gone now? If a new version of the license is released,
> >> users of a previous version of Subversion still have the option to
> >> comply to the old version, not to the new. If I understood correctly,
> >> in your current proposal we will automatically update the license file
> >> to the latest version?
> >
> > I hadn't noticed that language, thank you for catching it.
> >
> > Bhuvan, I think we'd better hold off on the license-1.html part of
> > this change; fixing up the project_license.html situation is still
> > good, but it should just point to license-1.html now.
> >
> > Can you check with CollabNet's lawyer to see whether we need to
> > maintain the numbering scheme? If not, then we can do your full
> > patch.
> >
> > -Karl
> >
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