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From: Sven Luther <sven.luther@w...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Caml-get 0.1
On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 04:53:09PM +0100, Maxence Guesdon wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Jan 2004 16:33:29 +0100
> Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> 
> > On Thu, Jan 22, 2004 at 02:23:04AM +1100, skaller wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2004-01-22 at 01:35, Sven Luther wrote:
> > > > On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 03:18:33PM +0100, Maxence Guesdon wrote:
> > > 
> > > > Notice that many licences mandate that either the full licence or a
> > > > reduced version is available together with the source you distribute.
> > > 
> > > I think that is easily solved as Maxence suggested.
> > > 
> > > The problem is that some licences require that the 
> > > licence or a reduced version of it *also* occur
> > > in every source file, and not just as a separate
> > > document in the distribution.
> > 
> > Well, but at least the licence should be put in every source tarball or
> > something, and i believe it is good that each individual file also comes
> > with a single line telling the licence that is used and where to find
> > it.
> 
> caml-get could have an option to add or remove the license content
> for the caml-get elements in the .ml of .mli files. This way, you
> work with no license information in your code, not to pollute your
> file when you edit it, and when you're ready to distribute it, you
> add the license information with one caml-get command.
> What do you think of this ?

Well, the important thing, i believe, is for the developer to not forget
under what licence is a given file he is working on.

> Another way could be for caml-get to generate LICENSE1, LICENSE2, ..., files
> and add a reference to these files in the inserted code.

Yep, that was what i am proposing. The full licence in a separate file
in the client repository, and a small reference to it (and to the
original author/source) in a single line or two of the code file.

Friendly,

Sven Luther

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