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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache Olio 0.1
Date Tue, 31 Mar 2009 20:55:15 GMT
On 31/03/2009, Craig L Russell <Craig.Russell@sun.com> wrote:
>
>  On Mar 31, 2009, at 12:01 PM, sebb wrote:
>
>
> > I'm not convinced that the license permits Ruby code to be added to SVN.
> >
> > Here is the a reference I found to the use of works under the Ruby
> license:
> >
> > http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html
> >
> > This does not allows projects to include Ruby-licensed code.
> >
>
>  There are a few parts in the olio distribution that we need to consider:
>
>  1. Olio code written in Ruby that we wrote and license under Apache
> license.

Yes.

>  2. Unmodified third party Ruby code under the Ruby license. The
> resolved.html says we can have an external dependency on these files. We
> just cannot distribute them. So we need to remove the files from the
> distribution and provide instructions for our users how to obtain and
> install them. I'd guess that the Rails implementation (assuming that we
> depend on some specific unmodified version of Rails) falls into this
> category.

I would think so too.

> >
> >
> >
> > > Cool. Just need to copy the licenses into the NOTICE.
> > >
> >
> > Surely the licenses go into the LICENSE file (verbatim or as links)?
> >
>
>  Verbatim is preferred, as we can't assume that a link can be followed just
> because a user has obtained the distribution.

Sorry, I meant a local link, e.g. LICENSE mentions the file
LICENCE_BSD.txt which is preferably in the same directory. It's
important that the user can start with the LICENSE file and find all
the licenses without having to search the directories to find them.

> >
> >
> > Required attributions and copyright notices go in the NOTICE file.
> >
>
>  RIght. No matter how many times I read them, I cannot remember the rules
> without having them in front of me.

AIUI, the NOTICE file is supposed to be usable in an "About" box, so
needs to hold the minimum necessary. I find that helps me remember.

>  Craig
>
>
>  Craig L Russell
>  Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://db.apache.org/jdo
>  408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@sun.com
>  P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!
>
>
>

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