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From "Oleg Kalnichevski (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HTTPCORE-321) httpcore.jar LICENSE.txt does not note JCIP-Annotations license info
Date Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:11:14 GMT

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Oleg Kalnichevski commented on HTTPCORE-321:
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I moved the JCIP-ANNOTATIONS related section from LICENSE.txt in httpclient to LICENSE.txt
in httpcore, which was basically my fault in the first place. If you think more needs to be
done to make HttpCore legally compliant with the requirements of CCAL please feel free to
tweak things in SVN or contribute a patch.

Oleg
                
> 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: 4.2.1, 4.2.2
>            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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