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From "Marvin Humphrey (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (INCUBATOR-125) How-to guide for "Assembling LICENSE and NOTICE"
Date Thu, 23 Aug 2012 17:31:41 GMT
Marvin Humphrey created INCUBATOR-125:
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             Summary: How-to guide for "Assembling LICENSE and NOTICE"
                 Key: INCUBATOR-125
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INCUBATOR-125
             Project: Incubator
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: site
            Reporter: Marvin Humphrey


While the ASF provides reference documentation for LICENSE and NOTICE,
confusion persists and existing versions vary widely in quality.

To address these problems, we should augment the reference documentation with
a "how-to" guide which provides formulaic instructions for assembling LICENSE
and NOTICE under common conditions.

One key feature of this how-to should be a mapping of approved licenses to
what they require as far as NOTICE.  This mapping will help PMCs determine
when the licensing information of a dependency contains a "required third
party notice" which must be added to NOTICE.

There are at least four possible locations where this how-to might live:

*   www.apache.org/dev/licensing_howto.html -- probably the best location,
    considering the intended audience.
*   www.apache.org/legal/licensing_howto.html -- if legal wants it.
*   incubator.apache.org/guides/licensing_howto.html -- probably not ideal,
    because the information applies to TLPs as well as podlings and we have a
    problem with duplication.
*   Somewhere on community.apache.org -- in theory.

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