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From Joe Schaefer <joe_schae...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Making up policy on the fly
Date Wed, 19 Aug 2009 00:13:55 GMT
----- Original Message ----

> From: Ralph Goers <ralph.goers@dslextreme.com>
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 8:00:00 PM
> Subject: Re: Making up policy on the fly
> 
> 
> On Aug 18, 2009, at 4:22 PM, Craig L Russell wrote:
> 
> > So I found it: http://www.apache.org/dev/release.html
> > 
> > Please take a look at 
> http://www.apache.org/dev/release.html#distributing-code-under-several-licenses 
> [1]
> > 
> > If this document is not normative, please let me know. Granted, it says 
> "should" and not "must", so if there is a discussion presumably it's about 
> whether "should" means "must".
> > 
> > Otherwise, let's shut this discussion down and start following the rules.
> > 
> 
> OK then. There is something wrong with how hard that was to find though. And 
> you're right, instead of "If An Artifact Contains Code Under Several Licenses, 
> Should It Contain Several License Files?" it would be much better if it read "If 
> An Artifact Contains Code Under Several Licenses, May It Contain Several License 
> Files?".  However, I think we should pretend it does.

It's written the way it is because we are aware that not all Apache projects
comply with the recommendation.


      

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