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From Florian Müller <>
Subject Re: Validation of release packages
Date Fri, 10 Sep 2010 12:07:14 GMT
Hi Jukka,

That is all really confusing. [1] states for Category B licences:

"Although the source must not be included in Apache products, the NOTICE 
file, which is required to be included in each ASF distribution, must 
point to the source form of the included binary (more on that in the 
forthcoming "Receiving and Releasing Contributions" document)."

That's what we are trying to do: point to the source code of all CDDL 
dependencies in the NOTICE file.

Is that not necessary?

- Florian


On 10/09/2010 12:53, Jukka Zitting wrote:
> Hi,
> On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 1:15 PM, Gabriele Columbro<>  wrote:
>> quick update on this one: as Florian mentioned, working on the assumption
>> the Category B licenses require a pointer to source code in NOTICE (apart
>> from the mention in DEPENDENCIES), I have a working solution which allows
>> maven to produce the notice file in the proper way.
> The NOTICE file is for things like clause 3 in AL version 1.1 [1] or
> the advertising clause in the original BSD license. Think of stuff
> that the license mandates you to include in an "About" box in a GUI.
> AFAIUI the CDDL does not contain any such clauses, so they IMHO
> shouldn't be mentioned in the NOTICE file. See also LEGAL-59 [1] for
> related discussion about the BSD license.
> The "appropriately labeled" note in [3] is probably best covered by
> mentioning the weak copyleft dependencies in the README file. In
> practice I've found that automatically tracking such information is
> pretty complicated or even impossible, so the best approach is
> probably to manually maintain such a note in the README. Something
> like the following should be fine:
>      "Weak Copyleft" dependencies
>      Apache Chemistry depends on the following libraries with licenses that
>      require reciprocal licensing when modified.
>          * dependency<URL>
>      See the LICENSE file for the full licensing details.
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> BR,
> Jukka Zitting

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