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From Dan Diephouse <dan.diepho...@mulesource.com>
Subject Re: License files - separate or one file
Date Wed, 02 Apr 2008 22:20:56 GMT
Can someone clarify the below for us on general@incubator?

sebb wrote:
> 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.
>
>   


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Dan Diephouse
MuleSource
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