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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Approve the release of Shindig Incubator 1.0
Date Tue, 12 May 2009 12:25:47 GMT
On 12/05/2009, Vincent Siveton <vincent.siveton@gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/5/12 sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com>:
>
> >>  I was reliably informed that this was discussed on the Maven list in March
>  >> 2008 (subject: legal-discuss)  and for binary distributions that are created
>  >> by the war packager that contained 3rd party libraries the DEPENDENCIES file
>  >> was sufficient to comply with ASF rules.
>  >
>  > The Maven list is not the place for definitive advice.
>  >
>  > If there are any doubts, these should be raised on the legal-discuss list.
>
>
> Sure, it is why it was discussed on dev@maven AND legal-discuss@
>  http://legal-discuss.markmail.org/message/g2elchg5iwqnif6m

Thanks for the pointer.

The thread includes the statement:

" Given that I said that rolling up LICENSE and NOTICE files for
artifacts that assemble and contain other artifacts such as wars and
ears is out of scope for this proposal,"

so I'm not convinced that the thread applies here.

But even if it does, Henry Yandell wrote:

"Let's say I include a few of the jars in my distribution, but not all.
Then I'll need to add some of the LICENSE files and not other."

>  Shindig uses the org.apache:apache-jar-resource-bundle:1.4 which is
>  AFAIK compliant with the requirements discussed on legal-discuss.

I'm not convinced.

It may be that the 3rd party jars don't need to be mentioned in
NOTICE, but I'm sure that their licences need to be included in the
LICENSE file.

>  Cheers,
>
>
>  Vincent
>
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