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  1. Legal Discuss
  2. LEGAL-235

How to specify ASF copyright in a PDF doc

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    • Type: Question
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
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      The Accumulo project distributes a (binary) PDF and an (human-readable, but effectively binary, since it's generated) HTML user manual generated from source code in the project. These are supplemental documentation that are sometimes distributed separately (published on their own to Maven Central, for example) from other project artifacts.

      The source files which generates the documentation all have appropriate ASF license headers, and the contents of the manuals are entirely ASF IP, and don't contain third-party IP.

      What additional steps should we take to ensure any necessary copyright/attribution/license information is presented on these generated documents before distribution?

      Should we explicitly put the contents of the license header, and a copyright statement for the ASF in the body of the manual? For example, after the title page, or at the end? If an embedded comment is sufficient, that would work for the HTML docs, but not the PDF (at least, I don't know how to embed such metadata into a PDF).

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                ctubbsii Christopher Tubbs
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