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From Reinhard Poetz <>
Subject Re: "Normal" release artifacts
Date Sun, 16 Mar 2008 14:46:14 GMT
David Crossley wrote:
> Vadim Gritsenko wrote:
>> Reinhard Poetz wrote:
>>> Reinhard Poetz wrote:
>>>> Finally, if we decide to ship 3rd party libs, one technical question:
>>>> Am I right that there is no automatic mechanism for Ant or Maven  
>>>> that pulls together all license information of all 3rd-party libs?
> That would be good. At Forrest, we have similar issues
> not yet solved.

Is anybody aware of some code that helps in the ASF? Where could I ask such a 
question? Is 'community@' the right forum?

>>>> And, if we decide to not ship 3rd party libs, am I right that we  
>>>> don't have to add license files of them? (Otherwise all artifacts  
>>>> on the central Maven repository would be legally broken ...)
>>>> Any comments?
> Perhaps legal-discuss@ list can help.

ok, will do so?

>>> Anyone?
>>> If I don't hear anything I will *not* include any third-party stuff  
>>> (the only exception will be the getting-started stuff).
>>> Users will have to download all libraries themselves.
>> IMHO what's good a downloadable release if ' run' does not  
>> work? One of the points of such release is to make it one stop shop,  
>> to get everything up and running in one quick download. May be it's  
>> just me. Shrug.
> What does the "getting-started stuff" include?
> Perhaps we include the bare minimum and list
> exactly the other supporting products that they
> need to go further.

yes, I intend to write a 'getting-started guide' for non-Maven 2 users.

> Any supporting products that we do bundle,
> need their source too.


Reinhard Pötz                            Managing Director, {Indoqa} GmbH

Member of the Apache Software Foundation
Apache Cocoon Committer, PMC member, PMC Chair

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