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From Robert Burrell Donkin <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Thrift release legal issues
Date Mon, 17 Aug 2009 13:10:50 GMT
On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 12:56 PM, sebb<sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 17/08/2009, ant elder <ant.elder@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 11:51 AM, Robert Burrell
>>  Donkin<robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>  >> You can put all the licenses or references to the licences in the
>>  >> LICENSE file.
>>  >
>>  > AIUI this is only best practice, not normative. every third party
>>  > library MUST have a license but including them next to the appropriate
>>  > artifact (rather than collecting them together) is ok but not
>>  > recommended.
>>  >
>>
>>
>> Thats my understanding too. I know of a number of Apache projects
>>  where the licenses are kept separate and with no mention in the top
>>  LICENSE file, and IIRC in the past we've also had Incubator poddlings
>>  doing this having their releases approved by the IPMC .
>>
>
> It's not my understanding.

> AIUI, the LICENSE file should start with the AL and be followed by all
> the other licenses.

AIUI that's best practice but no formal policy change has been made
mandating that. if anyone can supply an URL or message ID for the VOTE
by the legal team mandating this then i'd be glad to admit that i'm
wrong...

- robert

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