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From Antti Koivunen <anryo...@users.sourceforge.net>
Subject Re: Everywhere licences
Date Thu, 21 Mar 2002 17:22:00 GMT
How about putting one (1) README/LICENSE file with the jars that 
explicitly states the location of the actual licenses (the '/legal' 
directory). It's hard to see how anyone could have a problem with that.

(: A ;)

Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
>>Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>>
>>Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
>>
>>>>Theodore W. Leung wrote:
>>>>
>>>>As I recall, Dirk was the one who suggested licenses next to the jar
>>>>files -- this is what all the other XML projects are doing.
>>>>
>>>>FOP did not resolve their license issue with Jimi -- they
>>>
>>decided to put
>>
>>>>a "go here and download Jimi from Sun" readme file in.
>>>>
>>>>Also, you guys still have an issue with Jisp, because the license only
>>>>covers source distribution, not binary -- kind of like djb's Qmail
>>>>license.
>>>>
>>>
>>>So we have to give up our new installed, clean solution with a separate
>>>legal directory and follow the other projects by putting the licenses
>>>next to the jars.
>>
>>No, wait a second. Is this official?
>>
> 
> Yes, this is the question!
> How can answer us this one, then?
> 
> 
>>I mean, is there any document that *explicitly* indicates where the
>>licenses should be?
>>
>>If not, I would propose to have /legal as a repository of licenses to
>>keep things clean in the entire xml.apache CVS.
>>
>>No, it's not to be picky, but to keep things well ordered.
> 
> 
> Yepp, I like the /legal directory, too.
> 
> But I think we should have *one* solution for the next release. Currently
> we use a mixture of both. So an official answer would really be appreciated.
> 
> Carsten
> 
> 
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