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From "Marvin Humphrey (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (INCUBATOR-125) How-to guide for "Assembling LICENSE and NOTICE"
Date Mon, 14 Jan 2013 06:50:14 GMT

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Marvin Humphrey commented on INCUBATOR-125:
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> 1. I want to start by noting that ** Apache Releases Are Source Releases **.
>    So I'm somewhat unclear on how convenience binaries fit in.

I regret opening that can of worms by mentioning binaries at all.  I hope that
by deleting everything the document has to say on the subject we can save it
from being talked to death.

> 2. This document would benefit from a brief definition of what the files are
>    at the top.

I've added an svn branch to track mods to the document:

  https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/public/branches/license_howto/

Thanks for the suggestion, which I implemented here:

  https://svn.apache.org/viewvc/incubator/public/branches/license_howto/licensing_howto.mdtext?r1=1432804&r2=1432812
                
> 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
>         Attachments: licensing_howto.mdtext
>
>
> 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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