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From Reto Bachmann-Gmür <r...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] - Relase Apache Clerezza 0.2-incubating (RC4)
Date Tue, 17 Jan 2012 13:52:07 GMT
Thanks for the explanation and pointers.

The reason the license files is not at the root is that we are releasing a
few dozen modules which are released together for voting convenience but
could also released separately. I suggest to add a note in the readme
pointing out that the some modules contain additional license and notice
files.

Cheers,
Reto

On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 11:10 AM, ant elder <antelder@apache.org> wrote:

> The issue is that ASF release artifacts should have in their root a
> LICENSE file which includes all the licensing details of the artifact.
>
> This source release artifact,
> clerezza-0.2-incubating-source-release.zip, does have a LICENSE file
> at its root, but that file has no mention that the source distribution
> also contains YUI which is BSD licensed.
>
> Ok you have now pointed out that the BSD license is in fact included
> in the source distribution in a file named
> web.resources.yui\LICENSE.bsd.yahoo.txt, but that was not at all
> obvious and i didn't find it when looking for the license.
>
> The traditional approach for ASF releases is to copy all the licenses
> into the top-level LICENSE file so that they are very easy to see.
> Some projects don't like that so have the third party licenses
> somewhere else. Some people say if you use the somewhere else approach
> then the top level LICENSE must at least have a link to them, i don't
> know if that is strictly required perhaps if they are all collected
> somewhere obvious like a top-level folder named licenses that might be
> enough too. But just having all the license scattered about in the
> distribution in no obvious place and with no high level doc pointing
> out that they exist is not enough IMHO.
>
> There was some discussion about this in
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-31 (which i note is still
> open!).
>
>   ...ant
>
> On Sun, Jan 15, 2012 at 4:38 PM, Reto Bachmann-Gmür
> <me@farewellutopia.com> wrote:
> > Thank you for reviewing the release candidate
> >
> > I'm not sure what the issue with the source distribution is: the
> > module web.resources.yui mentions the yahoo copyright in the notice
> > file and the bsd license is included.
> >
> > I guess this should also be the case for the launchers and thus the
> > binary distribution zip.
> >
> > That the name of the binary release doesn't match the one of the
> > source release is intended. The source release is a distribution of
> > many components, the binary release is a release of the launcher which
> > contains most but not all the components.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Reto
> >
> > On Sat, Jan 14, 2012 at 10:00 AM, ant elder <ant.elder@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 3:18 PM, Reto Bachmann-Gmür <reto@apache.org>
> wrote:
> >>> Hi all,
> >>>
> >>> Clerezza 0.2 is ready for release.  This will be our first incubator
> release.
> >>>
> >>> We had a preliminary vote in the PPMC, which has been accepted, the +1
> >>> votes include the one from IPMC member Tommaso Teofili.
> >>>
> >>> The PPMC vote result is here:
> >>>
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-clerezza-dev/201201.mbox/%3CCALvhUEXQVsKro6jRBY06%2B2fh6TGv5yBkAGd3Eoj6mqiQ%3DCe1hQ%40mail.gmail.com%3E
> >>>
> >>> We need two more IPMC votes to pass.
> >>>
> >>> Please vote on releasing Clerezza parent and all the modules in the
> >>> release profile.
> >>>
> >>> A zip with the source distribution and one with an executable binary
> >>> distribution (jena tdb based launcher) are available with their
> >>> signatures at:
> >>>
> >>> http://people.apache.org/~reto/clerezza-release-201201/
> >>>
> >>> In svn the release version is tagged parent-0.2-incubating.
> >>>
> >>> Keys:
> >>> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/clerezza/trunk/KEYS
> >>>
> >>> The vote is open for 72 hours, or until we get the needed number of
> votes
> >>> (3 +1).
> >>>
> >>>  [ ] +1 Release this package as Apache Clerezza 0.2-incubating
> >>>  [ ] -1 Do not release this package because...
> >>>
> >>> To learn more about Apache Clerezza visit:
> >>> http://incubator.apache.org/clerezza/
> >>>
> >>> Cheers,
> >>> Reto
> >>>
> >>
> >> Unfortunately there are some licensing issues.
> >>
> >> The source distribution includes YUI which is BSD licensed so this
> >> needs to be mentioned and the BSD license needs to be included in the
> >> source distribution LICENSE file.
> >>
> >> There are similar issues with the binary distribution which includes
> >> many third party artifacts with various licenses and none of those are
> >> mentioned anywhere that i could find. Its a big release so I've not
> >> checked the details, I think you need to do a legal audit of the
> >> release artifacts to find whats there and what needs to be added to
> >> the LICENSE and NOTICE files. Ask your mentors or here on general@ if
> >> you're not sure how to do it.
> >>
> >> Otherwise the release all looks pretty good a couple of minor comments
> are:
> >> - the NOTICE file date has 2011 and that could be changed to 2012.
> >> - the name of the binary distribution artifact doesn't match the name
> >> of the source artifact or include the release version
> >>
> >>   ...ant
> >>
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