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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 Sun, 11 Nov 2012 14:21:12 GMT

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Oleg Kalnichevski commented on HTTPCORE-321:
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All binary HC artifacts contain a NOTICE.txt file that clearly states that
---
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)
---
I am not a legal expert by any stretch of imagination but given the nature of derived work
this looks adequate to me. I am not sure we are supposed to tamper with the LICENSE.txt containing
standard ASLv2 licence.

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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