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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Approve release Apache UIMA 2.2.1-incubating
Date Mon, 17 Dec 2007 11:48:12 GMT
On 17/12/2007, Thilo Goetz <twgoetz@gmx.de> wrote:
> sebb wrote:
> > On 15/12/2007, Jean T. Anderson <jta@bristowhill.com> wrote:
> >> sebb wrote:
> >>> [Eventually found the KEYS file in SVN, but it might be helpful to
> >>> provide a pointer in the vote mails]
> >>>
> >>>
> >> yeah, I went to their website and followed the link from there.
> >
> > So did I.
> >
> >>> The NOTICE file in uimaj-2.2.1-incubating-bin.zip refers to the
> >>> contributions from IBM:
> >>>
> >>> "Software Grant License Agreement", informally known as the
> >>> "IBM UIMA License Agreement".
> >>>
> >>> however, that license is not in LICENSE, nor is it linked from there.
> >>>
> >>>
> >> this wording was approved in their first release -- iirc there were
> >> discussions about what specifically to put there [1] and I had a minor
> >> hand in that since they had borrowed wording from derby [2].
> >
> > I'm not objecting to the wording in the NOTICE file.
> > However, since it refers to another license, I think that needs to be
> > present in the LICENSE file:
> >
> > http://www.apache.org/dev/release.html#distributing-code-under-several-licenses
>
> We are not distributing code under several licenses.
> The only license applicable to UIMA is the AL.  The
> somewhat cryptic (to a non-lawyer) statement in the
> NOTICE file was put there on request by the IPMC, we
> didn't have it there originally.  To my way of thinking,
> what it is supposed to say is that some of the code
> originated with IBM, but has since been relicensed
> under the Apache License.

Sorry, I misread the paragraph originally - I somehow managed to
overlook the phrase "to the Apache Software Foundation" and thought it
referred to a standard 3rd party attribution notice.

Apologies for the noise on this matter.

> This exact version of the NOTICE and LICENSE file has
> been approved for our previous two releases, so I do
> hope they are still ok.

Yes, it's my "brian" that needs adjusting in this case...

> --Thilo
>
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