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From Leo Simons <m...@leosimons.com>
Subject Re: minimal NOTICE files (was: Re: Review of cassandra...)
Date Wed, 09 Sep 2009 13:18:02 GMT
On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 2:00 PM, Leo Simons<mail@leosimons.com> wrote:
> (dropped cassandra-dev)
>
> On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 10:44 AM, sebb<sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 09/09/2009, Leo Simons <mail@leosimons.com> wrote:
>>> Even if it is not in the release I believe there is nothing wrong with
>>>  putting an acknowledgment in the NOTICE file. (putting terms in the
>>>  LICENSE file that do not apply is bad, though).
>>
>> I think it's confusing, and NOTICE is supposed to be as minimal as possible.
>
> And so indeed it says in our draft release management guide since a few weeks:
>
>  http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/incubator/public/trunk/site-author/guides/releasemanagement.xml?r1=805581&r2=805940
>
>  "The NOTICE document is for additional copyright and attribution statements
>  those licenses may require. A typical NOTICE document at a minimum
>  includes a copyright and attribution statement for The Apache Software
>  Foundation. Nothing else belongs in the NOTICE document."
>
> Joe obviously agrees :)
>
> The important new (to me) bit is "Nothing else belongs in the NOTICE
> document".

Its new in this (informative) guide only, has been (normative) ASF
policy for a while:

  http://www.apache.org/dev/release.html#notice-content

Quite clearly: "Only mandatory information required by the product's
software licenses."

> Someone want to explain me the background for that?

I still want to know :)

- Leo

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