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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: NOTICE file must be minimal (was: [VOTE] Release Kafka 0.7.0-incubating)
Date Tue, 29 Nov 2011 17:30:16 GMT
On 29 November 2011 16:59, Robert Burrell Donkin
<robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 4:37 PM, Bertrand Delacretaz
> <bdelacretaz@apache.org> wrote:
>> On Monday, November 28, 2011, Alan D. Cabrera
>> wrote:
>>
>> ... It is not a requirement that the NOTICE file be minimal. Let's worry
>> about this for the 0.7.x or 0.8.0 release....
>>
>> It think it *is* a requirement, according to
>> http://apache.org/legal/src-headers.html#notice which specifically refers
>> to *required* third-party notices.
>
> Yes - but what's "required" is a complex subject
>
>> I agree that a non-minimal NOTICE might not warrant rejecting a podling
>> release, but the next release should fix that.
>
> This is one of those areas that's difficult and time consuming for the
> legal team to get right in enough detail to allow simple fixes. Unless
> more volunteers step up to help, rejecting a release for minimality is
> likely to mean a lengthy delay. In general, better to note points for
> improvement and have the team fix them in trunk.

But if the team already agrees that the changes need to be made, why
not do so and re-roll?

> Robert
>
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