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From "Matthieu Riou" <matth...@offthelip.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] publish Tika 0.1-incubating
Date Sun, 06 Jan 2008 10:56:53 GMT
On Jan 3, 2008 8:09 PM, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On Jan 4, 2008 5:31 AM, Niclas Hedhman <niclas@hedhman.org> wrote:
> > +1 for this release, and note to developers to have a DISCLAIMER file
> > separately in both source release and the META-INF dir of the binary.
>
> Will do.
>
> On a related note, when and how did the DISCLAIMER file come to exist?
> I guess it's a legacy of Wicket, since that was the first time I
> recall seeing the file. To me it seems debatable whether the
> disclaimer is more prominent within the README file or in a separate
> DISCLAIMER file, but I'm OK to go with the latter if people prefer
> that.
>

The DISCLAIMER file is the most common practice I've seen in incubator
releases but README is fine too. AFAIK the exact location is by no means
policy as long as it's prominent enough. See:

http://incubator.apache.org/guides/releasemanagement.html#notes-disclaimer

Matthieu


>
> > I am also curious to know how Andy's and Ryan's contributions "came to
> be". Do
> > we have any paper trail of this?
>
> The notice for Andy Clark was added for the NekoHTML [1] dependency
> (ALv2). The Tika codebase doesn't actually contain any of that code,
> just uses it as a dependency, so AFAIK the attribution in NOTICE
> wouldn't actually be needed. It got added [2] a while ago when we were
> considering a release bundle that contains all the dependencies. The
> notice was briefly questioned [3] and discussed [4] on tika-dev@ but
> so far no action was taken on it.
>
> The notice for Ryan Ackley is more substantial, as the Tika codebase
> contains a few classes (part of [5]) from his now-dormant
> textmining.org [6] codebase. Those classes found their way into Tika
> via the Nutch and Lius Lite codebases and their status was considered
> on tika-dev@ with Ryan on Cc [7].
>
> [1] http://nekohtml.sourceforge.net/
> [2] http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=rev&revision=584529
> [3] http://markmail.org/message/p275f2s6bxgrfpml
> [4] http://markmail.org/message/izg7lnsw5bt3jbjs
> [5]
> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/tika/trunk/src/main/java/org/apache/tika/parser/microsoft/
> [6] http://www.textmining.org/
> [7] http://markmail.org/message/dkofirlpsdrqhlsp
>
> BR,
>
> Jukka Zitting
>
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