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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
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 11:27:37 GMT
On 03/10/2008, ant elder <antelder@apache.org> 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.

Wherever the additional license files are placed, they need to be
referenced from the main LICENSE file.

>  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.

AFAIK, all attributions MUST be in the single NOTICE file.

http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html

>    ...ant
>

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