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From Rainer Döbele <doeb...@esteam.de>
Subject Re: [VOTE] apache-empire-db-2.0.4-incubating and apache-empire-struts2-ext-1.0.4-incubating release, 2nd round
Date Fri, 03 Oct 2008 11:34:06 GMT

Why not leave all licenses as separate files but put them in a subfolder called "licenses"?
That would serve both of you.
This is clearly my first choice.

Rainer


ant.elder wrote: 
> On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 8:42 AM, Martijn Dashorst <martijn.dashorst@gmail.com
> > wrote:
> 
> > On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 8:23 AM, ant elder <ant.elder@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > +1
> >
> > +1
> >
> > > though i do think for the next release all those separate licenses in the
> > > top level folder should be merged into the single LICENSE and NOTICE
> > files.
> >
> > And this is where I disagree strongly. Licenses for 3rd party
> > libraries should be separate from licenses covering the source code.
> > It is not like these licenses are not easy to find, nor easy to
> > overlook. In fact: putting them all in one file makes it impossible to
> > ascertain which license covers which product. A 64 page license file
> > is never read.
> >
> > Martijn
> >
> 
> Sure, and we seem to be accepting either approach as ok these days in the
> poddling reviews, though if lots of separate files are being used i think
> its probably better to put them somewhere other than the top level folder.
> What i was hinting at in the previous email is that the copyright statements
> are also in the seperate license files and I think they should be really be
> copied to or at least pointed to from the top NOTICE file.
> 
>    ...ant


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