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From "Kevan Miller (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (HTTPCORE-321) httpcore.jar LICENSE.txt does not note JCIP-Annotations license info
Date Sun, 11 Nov 2012 11:45:12 GMT
Kevan Miller created HTTPCORE-321:
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             Summary: httpcore.jar LICENSE.txt does not note JCIP-Annotations license info
                 Key: HTTPCORE-321
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HTTPCORE-321
             Project: HttpComponents HttpCore
          Issue Type: Bug
    Affects Versions: 4.2.2, 4.2.1
            Reporter: Kevan Miller


Reviewing the license information for httpcore-4.2.1.jar raised a few issues that I thought
should be raised.

The LICENSE.txt file for the HTTP Components 4.2.1 release contains:

"This project contains annotations derived from JCIP-ANNOTATIONS
Copyright (c) 2005 Brian Goetz and Tim Peierls.
See http://www.jcip.net and the Creative Commons Attribution License 
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)"

Presumably, this covers the four files contained within org/apache/http/annotation/. I also
assume that the above is intended to convey that these files are CC-A licensed. If this is
correct, IMO, the LICENSE.txt should be explicit about what files are CC-A licensed and should
be explicit that the files are CC-A licensed.

The LICENSE.txt contained within the httpcore-4.2.1.jar does not contain the above license
information. Since httpcore contains the org/apache/http/annotation classes, consumers of
the httpcore jar may be misled as to the licensing of the contents of the jar. 

IMO, LICENSE.txt for httpcore should be updated with the JCIP-Annotations licensing information.
I'd also think that the licensing information should be more explicit (documenting what files
are CC-A licensed and clearly state that the files are CC-A licensed).

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