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From Tim Williams <>
Subject Re: NOTICE file question.
Date Thu, 13 Jun 2013 02:36:46 GMT
On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 10:31 PM, Aaron McCurry <> wrote:
> Ok, that makes sense.  Thanks!
> Now how is it overachieving?  Need to understand the boundaries or
> guidelines here.  As I understand it the plugin I used to generate the
> NOTICE file walks all of the deps and deps of deps as well.  So what is a
> good balance if everything is not the answer?

Everything goes in LICENSE.  Stuff is added to NOTICE only when we're
legally required to[1]. It's confusing.  It'll still be confusing
after you read that doc.  It'll even be confusing after a few years of
abiding by it:)

That plugin seems like it would be more useful if it helped generate
the LICENSE...


[1] -

> On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 10:24 PM, Tim Williams <> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 8:18 PM, Aaron McCurry <> wrote:
>> > If I am depending on another Apache Project, can I assume that I don't
>> have
>> > to put that's projects dependencies in my NOTICE file?  What about other
>> > projects outside of Apache that have dependencies (not sure if there are
>> > any cases of it)?
>> They're the same as any dependency - if it's included in the release
>> package, it needs to be accounted for[1].  Having said that, I think
>> the current NOTICE file is overachieving.  Many of those should be
>> moved to LICENSE and removed from there.
>> --tim
>> [1] -

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