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From "Matthieu Riou" <matthieu.r...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: All licenses in a single file [WAS: Re: [VOTE] Publish the Woden M7b release]
Date Tue, 31 Jul 2007 16:26:02 GMT
On 7/31/07, ant elder <antelder@apache.org> wrote:
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> On 7/31/07, Matthieu Riou <matthieu.riou@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On 7/31/07, ant elder <antelder@apache.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > +1 from me.
> > >
> > > Some of the same comments on the previous M7a release still apply, eg,
> > > its
> > > preferred to have a separate DISCLAIMER file, having all licenses in a
> > > single LICENSE file, and have src and binary distro's unpack into
> > > different
> > > folders.
> >
> >
> > Actually I was wondering about this recommendation of having all (non
> > ASL) license files for dependencies in a *single* LICENSE file. It seems to
> > me that it's a maintenance nightmare when you have a lot of dependencies
> > (very long file, you have to do a search to find anything, checking what
> > could be missing takes a looong time). I'd rather have all the specific
> > licenses each in there file reproduced side by side with the library the
> > license is applied on (with similar namings, i.e. dom4j-1.3.LICENSE) and
> > a simple pointer in the main LICENSE file ("licenses for each dependency
> > library are reproduced in the lib directory along with the library").
> >
> > So is there a legal justification behind this that I missed? And sorry
> > if I'm rehashing a subject that has already been discussed in the past :)
> >
> > Matthieu
> >
>
> I'll have to defer to others for a definitive answer sorry as I'm just
> repeating previous review comments. I can point to
> http://www.apache.org/dev/apply-license.html which says:
>
> "...you should append their license(s) to the LICENSE file at the top of
> the distribution..."
>
> And as an example point to:
> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/httpd/httpd/trunk/LICENSE
>

No worries, I was just using your e-mail as an excuse to ask the question
:-) I've seen the documentation as well but couldn't find the justification
behind it.

Cheers,
Matthieu

   ...ant
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