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From "Matthieu Riou" <matth...@offthelip.org>
Subject Re: Source tar ball != svn tag (was: Re: [VOTE] Approve release CXF 2.0.5-incubator)
Date Fri, 28 Mar 2008 04:42:51 GMT
On 3/27/08, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 27/03/2008, Martijn Dashorst <martijn.dashorst@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 3/27/08, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> >  >  >  This release is tagged at:
> >  >  >
> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/cxf/tags/cxf-2.0.5-incubator/
> >  >
> >  > -1: there should be NOTICE and LICENSE files at the top level in SVN.
> >  >
> >  >  -1: SVN and the source archive don't agree; there are files and
> >  >  directories in each that are not in the other.
> >
> >  According to my knowledge there is no policy that this has to be so.
> >  The notice and license file MUST be in the src tar ball, but there is
> >  no policy requiring them to be in SVN.
> >
> >  The policy (or rather faq, [1]) states that:
> >
> >  "In particular, every artifact distributed must contain appropriate
> >  LICENSE and NOTICE files."
> >
> >  To the best of my knowledge an svn tag is not an artifact which is
> distributed.
> >
>
>
> SVN URLs are published on most sites; this is effectivel distribution.


>From what I understand of copyright law, it's not (of course IANAL, etc...).
Distribution (or publication in copyright lingo) is defined as:

    "Publication" is the distribution of copies or phonorecords of a work
    to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental,
lease,
    or lending. The offering to distribute copies or phonorecords to a group

    of persons for purposes of further distribution, public performance, or
    public display, constitutes publication. A public performance or display

    of a work does not of itself constitute publication.

A source repository is in the category of "public performance or display",
there's no purpose of further distribution. It doesn't constitute
publication.

Cheers,
Matthieu

>  >  There are lots of files incorrectly marked as executable in SVN, and
> >  >  various other files don't have the correct properties. See attached
> >  >  script.
> >
> >  Again, to my knowledge there is no policy that states that this MUST
> >  or SHOULD be so.
> >
> >  Martijn
> >
> >  [1] http://apache.org/dev/release.html#what-must-every-release-contain
> >
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