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From Joe Schaefer <joe_schae...@yahoo.com>
Subject PATCH Re: Thrift release legal issues
Date Mon, 17 Aug 2009 02:14:33 GMT
----- Original Message ----

> From: David Crossley <crossley@apache.org>
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> Sent: Sunday, August 16, 2009 10:04:50 PM
> Subject: Re: Thrift release legal issues
> 
> 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.

Here's a quick patch to consider:
Index: releasemanagement.xml
===================================================================
--- releasemanagement.xml    (revision 803351)
+++ releasemanagement.xml    (working copy)
@@ -941,9 +941,9 @@
             </p>
             <p>
 The artifacts and documents to which each subsidiary clause applies should be 
-indicated in the document. This <a href='examples/LICENSE'>LICENSE</a>
+indicated in the LICENSE document. This <a href='examples/LICENSE'>LICENSE</a>
 (courtesy of <a href='http://httpd.apache.org'>Apache HTTPD</a>) is a
-good example. The Apache License is at the top of document. The explanation
+good example. The Apache License is at the top of LICENSE document. The explanation
 is clear and the files to which the licenses apply are clearly noted.
             </p>
         </section>


      

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