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From Noah Slater <nsla...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache CouchDB 1.5.0-rc.2
Date Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:23:33 GMT
* Convenience, completeness, and politeness — is what I really meant :)


On 14 October 2013 12:21, Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org> wrote:

> (I have actually convinced myself while sourcing that that we do not even
> need to attribute Christopher or Benoit in NOTICE. The only time we should
> be moving stuff to NOTICE is when we find copyright statements in the
> original works. Neither Christopher's blog post or Benoit's protocol draft
> have such notices. And so any attribution we make is for convenience only.)
>
>
> On 14 October 2013 12:18, Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org> wrote:
>
>> Dirkjan,
>>
>> I am not going to discuss this any longer. This is your call. :)
>>
>> Check out this:
>>
>>     http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html
>>
>> Specifically, the sections:
>>
>>     Treatment of Third-Party Works
>>     NOTICE file
>>
>> Also, this:
>>
>>     http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html
>>
>> Specifically these bits:
>>
>> > Many of these licenses have specific attribution terms that need to be
>> adhered to, for example CC-A, often by adding them to the NOTICE file.
>>
>> (i.e. We only have to put stuff in NOTICE when compelled to do so by the
>> license.)
>>
>> This is further expanded on, in this comment:
>>
>> > When a release contains third party works, the licenses covering those
>> works may ask that consumers are informed in certain specific fashions.
>> These third party notices vary from license to license. Apache releases
>> should contain a copy of each license, usually contained in the LICENSE
>> document. For many licenses this is a sufficient notice. For some licenses
>> some additional notice is required. In many cases, this will be included
>> within the dependent artifact.
>>
>> Now, check the terms of the Apache License 2.0 itself:
>>
>>     http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.html
>>
>> Specifically, this bit:
>>
>> > You must retain, in the Source form of any Derivative Works that You
>> distribute, all copyright, patent, trademark, and attribution notices from
>> the Source form of the Work, excluding those notices that do not pertain to
>> any part of the Derivative Works; and
>>
>> Note the following facts:
>>
>>  * Benoit's original work has no copyright notice, so we have not removed
>> anything. And there is nothing for us to retain.
>>  * Benoit's work has been licensed to us under the terms of the Apache
>> License 2.0, so we are free to include it.
>>  * Adding an attribution for Benoit's work is good practice, but I think
>> it's a "should" and not a "must".
>>
>> You have enough votes to do the release, if you feel comfortable with it.
>>
>> If you do not, you have two primary options:
>>
>>  * Take this to legal-discuss@apache.org, where you can get a definitive
>> thumbs up or thumbs down. This could take a few days. And you may only get
>> advice, not a definitive decision.
>>
>>  * Re-cut the release, fix the issues, and ask everyone to vote again.
>>
>>
>> On 14 October 2013 12:08, Benoit Chesneau <bchesneau@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 12:07 PM, Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org>wrote:
>>>
>>>> On 14 October 2013 12:04, Benoit Chesneau <bchesneau@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> > also not my +0. i am not saying a blocking issue. However i do think
>>>> that
>>>> > this issue is important . We should be really strict about that
>>>> preserving
>>>> > the spirit of our license.
>>>> >
>>>>
>>>> Please be clear about what you mean when you say "the spirit of our
>>>> license". Can you describe in concrete terms anything about the current
>>>> situation that is not in the spirit of our license?
>>>>
>>>
>>> make sure that our code can be reused by anyone without worrying too
>>> much about license and patent issues.
>>>
>>> - benoit
>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Noah Slater
>> https://twitter.com/nslater
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Noah Slater
> https://twitter.com/nslater
>
>


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Noah Slater
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