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From Henning Schmiedehausen <henn...@apache.org>
Subject Re: preparing empire-struts2-ext-1.0.4-incubating release candidate 2
Date Tue, 23 Sep 2008 06:38:05 GMT
Right. you need

This product includes software developed at
The Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org/).

in NOTICE

and the AL 2.0 in LICENSE.txt, which you both already have.

	Ciao
		Henning



On Mon, 2008-09-22 at 22:43 +0200, Rainer Döbele wrote:
> Hi Thomas,
>  
> I have now changed to release build script once again so it will put the two tomcat jars
back into the empire-struts2-ext distribution. I have taken the servlet-api.jar and jsp-api.jar
from the apache-tomcat-5.5.27 distribution to make sure we have the latest version.
>  
> Just to double check: Is it correct, that we do not need to provide additional licensing
information in our notice or license file? (In fact I could not find any templates that would
give me a hint about what exactly to add).
>  
> Thanks.
> Rainer
>  
> 
> > On 22/09/2008, Thomas Fischer <tfischer@apache.org> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>>  I'd reckon that we all now agree that the tomcat jars can be included.
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>> Assuming that they have not included the jars incorrectly.
> >>>
> >>
> >>  I will check that the jars in question are those released by tomcat.
> >>
> >>
> >>> Perhaps it would be better to double-check with legal?
> >>>
> >>
> >>  If the jars are ASL licensed, I do not see the need. Correct me if I'm
> >> wrong.
> >>
> >
> > What I meant was - just because the jars are part of another Apache
> > product does not necessarily mean that they are ASL licensed. One
> > would hope that they are, but given some of the other postings in this
> > thread I though it would be prudent to double-check this.
> >
> > I just checked the jsp-api and servlet-api jars from Tomcat 5.5.27 and
> > 6.0.18; unfortunately the jars themselves do not contain NOTICE or
> > LICENSE files, and the jar manifests are no help either - it's not
> > clear where the jars originated.
> >
> > However, looking at the source archives for Tomcat, one can see that
> > the sources for the two jars are present, so it looks like the jars
> > are indeed created from Tomcat sources, not copies of the Sun jars. I
> > looked a a few of the source files, and these have standard AL2.0
> > headers. So it looks OK to use the jars from Tomcat, as they don't
> > appear to be the Sun jars.
> >
> > It's a pity that the Tomcat jars don't contain proper manifests + N &
> > L files; I'll see about raising that with the Tomcat developers.
> >
> 
> Thanks for checking. I was assuming that the tomcat people know what they
> are doing.
> 
>     Thomas
> 
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