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From "Robert Burrell Donkin" <robertburrelldon...@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 22:19:18 GMT
On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 11:08 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> 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

if you want a ruling on apache legal policy then you need to ask on
legal-discuss

> and formally documented.

if it isn't documented as policy, it's not policy ;-)

- robert

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