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From Daniel Kulp <>
Subject Re: Proposal for use of maven-remote-resources-plugin
Date Mon, 10 Mar 2008 16:48:57 GMT

Once you get your resources bundles to pass legal, we should move them 
into the normal apache resource bundles so the other maven projects can 


On Saturday 08 March 2008, David Jencks wrote:
> There's been a bunch of discussion on legal-discuss recently about
> exactly what should be in the license and notice files and after
> looking over the remote-resource-plugin I think we could use it to
> provide correct and useful information by doing the following:
> 1. Produce 3 files: LICENSE, NOTICE, and DEPENDENCIES (new)
> 2. The standard LICENSE and NOTICE files would be ALv2 and the
> standard NOTICE (with ".vm" appended to the file name).  No
> processing except date range if appropriate.
> 3. Additional licenses and notices need to be ascertained by hand and
> files containing these additions put in src/main/appended-resources.
> For instance src/main/appended-resources/LICENSE and src/main/
> appended-resources/NOTICE
> 4. In addition, for the convenience of our users, we provide a list
> of transitive dependencies with origin.  This would be pretty similar
> to what the standard resource bundle puts into the NOTICE file.
> 5. genesis would be modified to use this plugin and this bundle by
> default.
> David Blevins has a dependencies plugin at codehaus/swizzle that
> provides hierarchy information by indenting but doesn't seem to
> provide provenance.  At this point I think I'd prefer the provenance
> info to the  indentation.  If someone has an idea about how to get
> both easily I'm all ears.
> I'd prefer it if there was an easy way to roll up NOTICES and
> LICENSES for projects that physically include jars from other
> projects (such as our servers and jee applications and plugins) but I
> think that leaving that capability to future developments in the m-r-
> r-p might be wise.
> I'm having some trouble getting the genesis release OK without the m-
> r-r-p so I'd kinda like to get this implemented in the next day or
> two.
> Thoughts?
> thanks
> david jencks

J. Daniel Kulp
Principal Engineer, IONA

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