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From Joerg Heinicke <>
Subject Re: [QVote] Where to put licenses?
Date Wed, 03 Mar 2004 21:40:14 GMT
On 03.03.2004 14:42, Carsten Ziegeler wrote:

>>But what I absolutely don't like is the adding of the package 
>>version to the license file. What's it for? A comparison 
>>between package-xyz-1.23.45.jar and package-xyz.license.txt 
>>can also be done without any problem. It's useless remove and 
>>readd of files to CVS IMO.
> That's simple. As we learned recently, the license might change
> between versions! So having the version number in the license name
> will more clearly show that updating a jar has to go in combination
> with (perhaps) updating the license. 
> If e.g. someone of us had updated Jisp to 3.0 I bet that noone
> would ever have noticed that we actually couldn't use that version
> as the jisp.license we had in our CVS was still compatible.

A valid point as it attracts attention

>>Adding this logic to the test script/check-jars.xsl/gump or 
>>what ever is much more clever.
> As soon as there is a script we *could* remove the version number.
> But I think not any sooner.

The script would not help with the above point. Or do you want to check 
the content of the license file?? This would mean an "either or", not an 
"it depends".


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