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From Jesse McConnell <>
Subject Re: Binary release artifacts (or What a User Wants)
Date Thu, 18 Mar 2010 16:15:16 GMT
> The binary release artifacts created by the `release' target in
> build.xml, (they look something like
> apache-cassandra-$VERSION-bin.tar.gz on the mirrors).

actually I was asking about the problematic artifacts inside that
distribution that were in question as to whether you could
redistribute or not, the licenses mentioned below are enough to go on

looking through there ought to answer a lot of the questions, but if
your in doubt on anything in particular I would recommend assembling a
list of all the dependencies you want to redistibute and their
associated licenses and compile it all into an issue on the LEGAL jira

that way you guys are clear on what you can and can't redistribute in
official apache releases


>> apache legal has been very helpful on this in the past for maven, and
>> the maven release process has done a lot of work in terms of making
>> the release process at apache sane and legal
> I've tried to find comparable maven or ivy-based projects to see how
> others handle this, (without luck). Comparable here means having release
> artifacts that are more than just jars, (i.e. containing config samples,
> startup scripts, etc), with dependencies not developed at the ASF, and
> which cover a range of different licensing (MIT, BSD, Public domain,
> etc).
> Again, having our cake and eating too would be better than choosing the
> lesser of evils, so any suggestions would be well received.
> --
> Eric Evans

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