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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: License files - separate or one file [was Re: [VOTE] Approve the release of Apache Abdera 0.4.0-incubating (updated)]
Date Wed, 02 Apr 2008 22:08:00 GMT
On 02/04/2008, Robert Burrell Donkin <robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 8:59 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>  > On 02/04/2008, Kevan Miller <kevan.miller@gmail.com> wrote:
>  >  >  On Apr 2, 2008, at 1:43 PM, Dan Diephouse wrote:
>
>
> <snip>
>
>
>  >  > > I misspoke. Here's what I meant to ask:
>  >  > >
>  >  > > Do we need to 1) include all the licenses for all our dependencies in
a
>  >  > single LICENSE file or can we 2) have our top LICENSE file which is ASL and
>  >  > then have individual LICENSE files for each library in the lib/ directory.
>  >  > >
>  >  >
>  >  >  I'm not aware of a requirement for having only 1 LICENSE file. In fact,
the
>  >  > document says you don't have to append 3rd-party licenses to the LICENSE
>  >  > file. It does say you should put a pointer to the license files. So, IMO,
2)
>  >  > is fine. Other Apache projects do this also.
>  >
>  >  2) is fine so long as the main LICENSE jar tells users where to find
>  >  the other license - i.e. it  has pointers to the other licenses.
>
>
> AIUI this is not policy
>

My understanding differs, so I think this needs to be resolved and
formally documented.

>  - robert
>
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