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From Andrei Savu <savu.and...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Whirr version 0.4.0-incubating
Date Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:29:18 GMT
Sebb, Stefan, thanks for noticing this issue. Is there a page on
apache.org where I could read more about licensing issues? I'm not
familiar with this topic.

It would be great if you could check the current release candidate for
more issue so that we can fix them in one batch.

Thanks,
Andrei

On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 7:30 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 18 March 2011 16:43, Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:
>> On 2011-03-18, sebb wrote:
>>
>>> But the main issue is that the binary distribution contains lots of
>>> 3rd party products which are not mentioned in either the NOTICE file
>>> or the LICENSE file.
>>
>> They likely are supposed to be in the - unfortunately empty - license
>> files inside the lib directory.
>>
>>> Whether it requires attribution or not, 3rd party product licenses
>>> must be recorded in the LICENSE file.
>>
>>> The standard method is to include the text in the file, but it may be
>>> allowable to just include a pointer to the license elsewhere in the
>>> distribution.
>>
>> This pointer is missing, you are correct.
>>
>>> I think these issues are sufficient to block the release.
>>
>> Of the binary "convenience build".  If the whirr project wanted to
>> release the source tarball alone, the problems you have found wouldn't
>> apply.  The source tarball looks good to me.
>
> The NOTICE file includes attributions for two products that are not present.
> AIUI it's important that NOTICE only contains *required* attributions
> because the NOTICEs have to passed on to downstream users.
>
> The ------------ divider lines should be removed (not a blocker) and
> the year should be updated.
>
> Also, the lib directory is full of licence files for products that are
> not present.
> It's not necessary for everything in SVN to be in the source archive,
> though everything in the source archive must be in SVN (or be
> derivable directly from it)
> This is confusing.
>
>> Stefan
>>
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