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From "Henri Yandell" <bay...@apache.org>
Subject Re: License files - separate or one file
Date Fri, 13 Jun 2008 09:43:42 GMT
Did this get resolved Dan?

We had a thread on this recently and there was definitely consensus
towards 2) being fine.

The only disagreement iirc between Sebb and I was whether it should be
in the LICENSE or whether it should be in a different file (the
README, or maybe a dedicated and structured THIRD_PARTY_README).

Hen

On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 3:20 PM, Dan Diephouse
<dan.diephouse@mulesource.com> wrote:
> 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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