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From Henri Yandell <>
Subject Re: [all] ALv2
Date Wed, 18 Feb 2004 09:22:05 GMT

bear in mind the maven system is looking for LICENSE.txt I believe, so
it'll need changing to see LICENSE instead. Hopefully not work.

We also ought to have the NOTICE.txt be included in it somehow, possibly
through some custom maven.xml'ing on the license report.


On Wed, 18 Feb 2004, John Keyes wrote:

> I've just read
>      To apply the ALv2 to a new software distribution, include one copy
>      of the license text by copying the file:
>      into a file called LICENSE in the top directory of your
>      distribution.  If the distribution is a jar or tar file, try to
>      add the LICENSE file first in order to place it at the top of
>      the archive.
> We currently use the filename LICENSE.txt, to follow the steps
> suggested in the guide we should drop the txt extension.
> [2] NOTICE
>      In addition, a NOTICE file should be included in the same
>      directory as the LICENSE file. The NOTICE should include only
>      those attribution notices that are required by any part of the
>      entire distribution. For Apache projects and those redistributing
>      ASF software, the NOTICE file must contain the sentence:
>        This product includes software developed by
>        The Apache Software Foundation (
> All projects using ALv2 should also include a NOTICE file.
> Both LICENSE and NOTICE files MUST be included in the distributions.
> [3] Documentation and Source
>    The license is applied to each source file (code and documentation,
>    but excluding the LICENSE and NOTICE files) by including a short
>    copyright notice at the top, as demonstrated by the boilerplate notice
>    provided in the appendix.
> I haven't licensed documentation previously so this was a wake up
> call for me.  This should probably be raised with the maven xdoc
> people as the generated HTML will not include the license (you
> could argue that the .class files don't include the license
> comment either).
> [4] Jakarta-Commons LICENSE
> The jakarta-commons dir contains two files with very similar contents,
> LICENSE and LICENSE.txt.  Following the guidelines above LICENSE should
> remain.
> Comments?
> -John K
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