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From "Jochen Wiedmann" <>
Subject Re: [IO] Planning IO 1.4 release
Date Thu, 10 Jan 2008 14:52:59 GMT
On Jan 10, 2008 3:43 PM, sebb <> wrote:

> On 10/01/2008, Stephen Colebourne <> wrote:
> > +1 to this sentiment. I completely reject the notion of generating NOTICE.txt. That
is our responsibility here in commons.
> >
> +1

And I reject the attitude to discard a solution *once and forever*,
simply because there is an aspect in the *current* implementation that
you dislike.

The value of the mrr plugin (in the light of the Apache policies) is
that it provides the technical solution for a non-trivial task: To
ensure that artifacts contain the required files. Having been the
person who was forced to implement a comparable solution in the past
for a several projects and for several artifacts separately, I am very
happy if someone provides a solution that does exactly that and will
take care for possible other artifacts in the future. The question,
how and from where the NOTICE.txt file is obtained is a minor problem,
which can easily be achieved, in the worst case by subclassing the
plugin. So, what's the reason to be so gruff?


Look, that's why there's rules, understand? So that you think before
you break 'em.

    -- (Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time)

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