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From Jason van Zyl <ja...@zenplex.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] distribute the compiled .jar binaries as part of the /dist
Date Sat, 12 Apr 2003 02:18:14 GMT
On Fri, 2003-04-11 at 22:13, Jason van Zyl wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-04-08 at 18:47, Martin Cooper wrote:
> 
> > 
> > I believe this issue was raised with respect to Maven repositories, such as
> > the one at ibiblio, but has not yet been clearly resolved. 
> 
> It has. There is a license/ directory for each product in the
> repository. Dion went to great lengths to audit every last package on
> ibiblio and there are licenses are present there. A license file is also
> required for a maven project so if was deemed necessary can start
> packaging up the lics in the generated JARs with one small change to the
> Maven JAR plugin.

I stand correctly, the JAR plugin already includes the license file as
META-INF/LICENSE.TXT. I didn't even notice when Dion changed it so the
majority of the JARs at ibiblio have licenses contained within and
certainly all JARs deployed from now on do.

> 
> > I would not want
> > to see us make such a change in Commons until we know the official ASF
> > position. (If the issue has been resolved, and I missed the resolution, feel
> > free to give me a pointer.)
> > 
> > --
> > Martin Cooper
> > 
> > 
> > >
> > > The .jars will be used the same as the .tar.gz or .zip - if someone
> > > wants only the .jar ( for whatever reasons ) they should be able to get
> > > an official version from apache or its mirrors.
> > > In addition, the locatin can be used in manifests - as you know the
> > > standard manifest allows someone to specify declarative dependencies,
> > > and that includes a
> > >  <extension>-Implementation-URL:
> > > header. The value of this header should point to the release .jar.
> > >
> > > Note: The mirrors.html defines the naming of the released files, as well
> > > as symbolic links. I would like to propose that in addition to the
> > required
> > > -current symlink we should also create a symlink with the normal name.
> > >
> > >
> > > Ex:
> > >   /www/www.apache.org/dist/jakarta/commons/logging/
> > >           commons-logging-current.jar ->
> > binaries/commons-logging-1.0.3.jar
> > >           commons-logging.jar -> binaries/commons-logging-1.0.3.jar
> > >
> > >
> > >   /www/www.apache.org/dist/jakarta/commons/logging/binaries
> > >           commons-logging-1.0.3.jar
> > >
> > >
> > > Costin
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
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jvz.

Jason van Zyl
jason@zenplex.com
http://tambora.zenplex.org

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and technical order to justify his work and to be justified in it.
  
  -- Jacques Ellul, The Technological Society


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