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From Oliver Deakin <oliver.dea...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [general] Notice and license files
Date Fri, 01 May 2009 14:01:17 GMT
Hi Tim,

Perhaps it would make sense to break down the big 
THIRD_PARTY_NOTICES.txt into a separate file for each notice. Then, 
using some magic at build time, each module could only pull the notices 
for the dependencies it actually uses into it's jar. This has a couple 
of benefits - we only need to maintain 1 copy of each third party notice 
at the top level and we also minimise the number of notices in each jar 
file so they don't expand in size any more than they need to.


Tim Ellison wrote:
> We currently include a copy of LICENSE and NOTICE in every one of our
> JARs, but we don't include the THIRD_PARTY_NOTICES.txt.
> I've got a patch to combine the 3rd party notices file into the license
> file, but it makes our boot JARs noticeably bigger.
> I can't put my finger on the ASF policy, but I believe it *is* best
> practice to include the license and notice in each jar.
> The only alternative I can think of is to copy the LICENSE file into
> each module, and only include each THIRD_PARTY_NOTICE section that
> applies to that module.
> WDYT? any other ideas?
> ( In the meantime I'll commit the changes I have got do that we are back
> in compliance. )
> Regards,
> Tim
> Tim Ellison wrote:
>> As you know, we have a third party license file [1] that contains
>> required licenses and attributions for Harmony's dependencies.
>> We include this file in our distributions, but it is not conventional to
>> have such a file in Apache downloads, they are normally included in the
>> LICENSE or NOTICE or README files.  I'd like to delete our file [1] and
>> move the text into the 'standard' locations.
>> As I read the wiki page [2] and discussion link, it seems that these
>> licenses should be simply appended onto the end of the LICENSE file.
>> These are the licenses in our third party license file:
>> License Notice for ICU4C version 3.4
>> License Notice for ICU4J version 4.0
>> License Notice for FDLIBM version 5.2
>> License Notice for ZLIB version 1.2.3
>> Visual C++ Runtime Files
>> License Notice for Bouncy Castle version 1.41
>> License Notice for MX4J 3.0.2.
>> Notice for The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG software
>> Notice for Little CMS
>> Notice for libpng
>> Notice for Unicode Character Database
>> Notice for IETF RFCs prior to 2005
>> Notice for IETF RFCs from 2005 onwards
>> Notice for RSA Public-Key Cryptography Standards
>> Notice for the Eclipse JDT Core Batch Compiler
>> Notice for Apache Yoko
>> License notice for the DejaVu fonts package
>> License notice for ASM
>> [1]
>> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/harmony/enhanced/classlib/trunk/THIRD_PARTY_NOTICES.txt?view=markup
>> [2] http://wiki.apache.org/legal/3party/notice
>> Regards,
>> Tim

Oliver Deakin
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