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From Kevan Miller <>
Subject Re: Questions about geronimo-plugin.xml content
Date Fri, 07 Sep 2007 01:18:44 GMT

On Sep 6, 2007, at 5:31 PM, David Jencks wrote:

> On Sep 6, 2007, at 10:42 AM, Kevan Miller wrote:
>> On Sep 6, 2007, at 12:52 PM, David Jencks wrote:
>>> I think we should start using the  maven-remote-resources- 
>>> plugin.  I will get to it eventually for sufficiently distant  
>>> values of eventually...
>> :-) I would love to have license and notice file generation to be  
>> automated. I have my doubts that it will work for a project with  
>> as many diverse dependencies as Geronimo. The example you provide  
>> below indicates that m-r-r-p (or the available maven meta-data  
>> descriptions) is not ready, yet -- note the multiple occurrences  
>> of "... developed by $  
>> ($project.organization.url)."
> saying "including problems that haven't been overridden yet" was  
> supposed to imply that these are fixable through additional  
> configuration so you wouldn't say that :-)  I'm not sure where  
> these particular ${}'s came from since when I converted apacheds to  
> use the m-r-r-p I thought I got rid of all of them.
>>> My understanding which could be quite wrong is that any aggregate  
>>> we ship is licensed under the asl2 only no matter what's in it  
>>> and that this may limit what we can include in an aggregate work.
>> Our aggregate is not licensed solely under ASL V2. Far from it...  
>> We develop source code which is, almost entirely, ASL v2 licensed.  
>> However, our aggregate contains artifacts that are covered my  
>> multiple licenses.  These licenses are "acceptable" for use within  
>> an Apache product (as determined by our PMC).
>> I don't think Apache DS has done a very good job of indicating the  
>> licenses that apply to their aggregate (at least in their noarch  
>> distribution it's terrible). Looking at 1.5.1 unstable binary (i  
>> couldn't find a "stable" binary), the apacheds-noarch/target/ 
>> apacheds-noarch-installer-1.5.1-app.jar contains the following  
>> license files:
>> ASL V2
>> Spring
>> SL4J
>> jzlib
>> JDBM (LICENSE.txt in a separate format from the other license files)
> I don't understand this so I'll stop talking about it.  I'm not  
> sure the m-r-r-p will be useful for assemblies but I think it will  
> work fine for jars and cars.


I think you are probably right about jars and cars.


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