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From Carol Frampton <cfram...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: [Mentor] review NOTICE and LICENSE files
Date Tue, 22 May 2012 18:27:27 GMT
Mentors?  I could use some help with the NOTICE and LICENSE files please.

Carol

On 5/18/12 3 :41PM, "Carol Frampton" <cframpto@adobe.com> wrote:

>Hi,
>
>I did some work on the NOTICE and LICENSE files this afternoon.  I'd
>appreciate it if you could take a quick look and provide feedback on what
>doesn't look right or is the wrong format, what's missing etc?
>
>The LICENSE file goes into the source distribution.
>The LICENSE.bin file gets concatenated to the LICENSE file for the binary
>distribution.
>
>Questions
>
> 1.  If we incorporate code into our project that is from another Apache
>project covered by an Apache v2 license do we still call out that we've
>taken the code or does the Apache license at the top of the LICENSE file
>cover all Apache code, not just Flex code?
> 2.  Same question, but we're incorporating code covered by an Apache 1.1
>license.
> 3.  Many of the jars we use have their own LICENSE and NOTICE files.
>Right now they are all in the lib directory right next to their jar.
>I've seen other projects put them all in a legal, LICENSE or NOTICE
>directory.  What is the proper way to organize these and how do you refer
>to them in the Apache Flex LICENSE file?
> 4.  If we include a jar that includes other stuff and has NOTICES and
>LICENSES from its dependencies to we pull them all up into our LICENSE?
>I've seen lots of questions about this and I still don't understand what
>the right way to do this is.
>
>Depending on the answers to the above questions I'm sure I still need to
>make some changes to get everything right.
>
>If you know of any projects that you think are good examples I would be
>happy to take a look.  Last time I tried to look for examples I didn't
>find a consistent way of doing things so I couldn't tell what was the
>preferred way.
>
>Carol
>
>http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/incubator/flex/trunk/NOTICE?view=markup
>http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/incubator/flex/trunk/LICENSE?view=markup
>http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/incubator/flex/trunk/LICENSE.bin?view=markup


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