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From Kevan Miller <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release XBean 3.4
Date Thu, 08 May 2008 18:01:19 GMT

On May 7, 2008, at 6:08 PM, Alan D. Cabrera wrote:

> Kevan,
> You consistently find more faults with things than my mother-in- 
> law.  Is it because you're a fussy bastard or because you have a  
> handy tool that we can use before we put forth a vote?

Heh. You do mean "my mother-in-law, who I love dearly" right?

I guess I'm on the fussy bastard side of things. I'll do some set of  
the following...

1) run rat against the src (see E.g.:
    svn export
    cd xbean-3.4
    java ~/rat-0.5.1.jar .

    And then scan the results

2) Check the LICENSE and NOTICE file in the root of the source tree

3) Check the generated jar files for license/notice files. E.g.:

    emacs ~gnodet/public_html/staging/xbean-3.4  (I'm an *old* fussy  
bastard ;-).
    and browse around, open some jars (emacs makes this easy) and make  
sure things look correct -- i.e. the jars contain LICENSE and NOTICE  
files (and these files appear to contain the appropriate info).
    if i'm feeling particularly fussy, i'll check all of the jars.  
should be a simple matter to create a script to scan all the jars

4) Check for appropriate license/notice information for embedded  

    If the project embeds other project's jar files. I'll spot check  
for the inclusion of the necessary license/notice files for these  
artifacts. Some jars include their license/notice information in the  
jars. If there are projects which I don't recognize and they don't  
document their license information in their jar file, i'll find their  
license information on the web.

5) I've also been known to scan for old-style src license headers.  
They seem to reappear every once an a while. To do this, the following  
works pretty well

    grep -RL "Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF)" *


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