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RE: RAT shows 21 files without ASL License Headers

From: Gav... <gavin_at_16degrees.com.au>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 07:21:17 +1000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Blair Zajac [mailto:blair_at_orcaware.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, 23 March 2011 4:06 AM
> To: Gav...
> Cc: dev_at_subversion.apache.org
> Subject: Re: RAT shows 21 files without ASL License Headers
>
>
> On Mar 22, 2011, at 5:04 AM, Gav... wrote:
>
> > Ok thanks,
> >
> > new patch added, revised log:
> >
> > * build/config.guess : Not touched yet, we either add an ASL 2.0
> > Header above current one, or add to rat-excludes file.
> > * build/config.sub : Not touched yet, we either add an ASL 2.0 Header
> > above current one, or add to rat-excludes file.
>
> How can we add a ASL header when these are from GNU automake and
> have a GPL license? Think these need to be added to rat-excludes.

(bear with me on the process of why we use RAT)

That depends doesn't it. The RAT checker checks for non ASL licensed files.
The rat-excludes file is not there to purely 'hide' away any files that do
not
have one. It is there to remove genuine files from the reports such as
generated
files or build files or output files etc etc. Now, the RAT check has brought
these files
to our attention and they are GPL - that does not mean we hide them with RAT
without any thought.
 
It means we need to decide what to do with them.

In this case I believe as build deps we are allowed to include them.

Hope you don't think that was a wasted explanation, there are those that
like to
get their RAT count [1] down to zero just by excluding everything without a
license,
my email and my patch was not about that.

I'm happy to exclude the above 2 files, I'll do a separate patch for that
once the other
has been applied. That leaves us with just one file left.

Gav...

>
> Regards,
> Blair
Received on 2011-03-22 22:21:54 CET

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