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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 21:17:19 GMT
On 17/12/2007, Martijn Dashorst <martijn.dashorst@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Dec 17, 2007 5:49 PM, Kevan Miller <kevan.miller@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Your interpretation works if your subversion repository is not a
> > "distribution". IMO, it is and should contain appropriate license/
> > notice/disclaimer.
> >

I agree with Kevan.

> I don't agree with this standpoint as for instance the LICENSE and
> DISCLAIMER docs can be automatically included into the correct distribution
> location from officially released bundles. This makes much more sense as it
> keeps the definition of those documents in one place. This process is
> repeatable using maven.
> IMO SVN does not have to mirror an unzipped release (there is no policy
> directing that, or if there is, please provide a link), as long as it is
> reproducible from the release tag.
>

I have asked about this on the legal discuss list.

Regardless of the outcome, I think that there are problems with
generating the NOTICE and LICENSE files automatically. Unless the
project is pure ASF, there are additional items that may need to be
added to the N &  L files. In any case, I think it's important that
these files are carefully considered to ensure that the required
entries are present. This is difficult if not impossible if the
contents of the N & L files are automatically generated.

The N & L files are unlikely to change frequently, so it really does
not save much work (if any) to create them by hand. Having them in the
top-level SVN directory seems sensible to me.

> Martijn
>
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