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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Thrift release legal issues
Date Mon, 17 Aug 2009 02:04:50 GMT
Niclas Hedhman wrote:
> Joe Schaefer wrote:
> >
> > AIUI, and the way httpd does it, the LICENSE file contains all the licenses in
> > the distribution, preferably in an annotated fashion so you know which license
> > goes with which component. ?The NOTICE file is for any additional required
> > Copyright statements and/or attribution notices that each license may require.
> 
> I understand this to be the recommended approach, but IIRC I have seen
> other ones, such as having the NOTICE file contain a local pointer to
> each license in a separate file, often named accordingly, such as
> license.bsd or in some cases license.foo (where foo is the component
> being dependent on). I also have the impression that a single LICENSE
> file containing all licenses with a heading of which
> component/part/dependency is under which license, is the only
> candidate for a unified approach and promoted heavily by many...

The NOTICE file is not for that purpose. Did you mean to
say that you have seen "LICENSE" files containing pointers?

Here is one guidelines doc:
http://incubator.apache.org/guides/releasemanagement.html#note-license-and-notice
Would rather find something at www.apache.org legal,
but my quick browse today did not find it.

-David

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