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From Marvin Humphrey <mar...@rectangular.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] release deltacloud 0.4.0, rc3
Date Wed, 24 Aug 2011 18:39:20 GMT
On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 11:10:45AM -0700, David Lutterkort wrote:
> My understanding was that the NOTICE file lists copyright holders - the
> reference to Red Hat is there because the initial code grant came from
> Red Hat; since the grant was under the ASL, I don't understand why that
> would need to be called out separately in the LICENSE file.

So apparently, Red Hat has contributed code which falls under either option 2
or 3 listed here:

    http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html#header-existingcopyright

    1. If the source file is submitted with a copyright notice included in it,
       the copyright owner (or owner's agent) must either:

        1. remove such notices, or
        2. move them to the NOTICE file associated with each applicable project
           release, or
        3. provide written permission for the ASF to make such removal or
           relocation of the notices.

Generally we prefer option 1.

> In any event, is there anywhere on the ASF website that clearly
> articulates what goes into the NOTICE and LICENSE file ? All the
> references I looked at are concerned more with the why than with the
> how.

There's the headers page...

    http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html

... but the most clear description I've ever seen is in a mail that Roy
Fielding sent to sling-dev in 2008:

    http://markmail.org/message/ik3o5vl24o57lfsx

It would be nice to cut and paste most of that message into some Incubator or
Apache dev documentation somewhere.

Marvin Humphrey


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