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From Sebastian Schaffert <sschaff...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache Marmotta 3.0.0-incubating (RC8)
Date Wed, 17 Apr 2013 16:35:38 GMT
Hi sebb,

there are different NOTICE files for the different distributions, because
the binary distributions are rather framework applications that bundle a
lot of third party libraries.

- The NOTICE file for the source distribution contains the notices for the
3rd party source code and data files contained in the source distribution
and excludes the dependencies. We had to include some 3rd party source code
temporarily, because the libraries are not available via Maven or we needed
to patch the code.
The NOTICE files for the different binary distributions also contain the
notices for the binary dependencies we are bundling, because users of
course need to be aware of any licensing issues that might arise when using
the binary distributions. Each binary distribution will therefore have a
different NOTICE file.

We had long discussions about the content of the NOTICE files. We followed
as much as possible the guidelines on the ASF websites (which are sometimes
a bit contradictory) and also the examples of several other well-known
Apache projects that are of similar nature (e.g. Apache SOLR also has
similar NOTICE files, likewise ODE and Geronimo). See e.g. the original
discussion [1] and the refinements we did after the recommendations of our
mentors [2].

[1]
http://markmail.org/message/rrvpchj7jetn3yj7?q=list:org%2Eapache%2Emarmotta%2Edev+notice
[2]
http://markmail.org/message/tnxoyavqwykgrzhf?q=list:org%2Eapache%2Emarmotta%2Edev+notice

In case you have suggestions for improvement, I am happy to accept any
feedback you might have. Even after several weeks of digging through
licenses and notices, I am still a software engineer and not a lawyer. In
case of doubt, we therefore decided to stay on the safe side and rather add
a notice than forget about it. I don't want any users with legal problems
... ;-)

Greetings,

Sebastian


2013/4/17 sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com>

> On 15 April 2013 14:40, Sebastian Schaffert <sschaffert@apache.org> wrote:
>
> > Dear all,
> >
> > Apache Marmotta is an implementation of the Linked Data Platform and
> > accompanying services. In the last months, we have migrated our old
> source
> > code to the Apache infrastructure and tried to adapt the Apache policies
> in
> > all parts of the project. In particular, we have fixed all remaining
> > licensing issues and spent much time on developing the appropriate NOTICE
> > and LICENSE files.
> >
> > We have executed 8 voting cycles on release candidates throughout the
> last
> > weeks and we think we are now (finally) ready to really do the release.
> >
> > The vote on release candidate RC8 has been open for more than 72 hours on
> > the developer mailinglist [1]. After closing the vote, we have the
> > following voting results:
> > - 2 binding votes (from the mentors Andy Seaborne and Nandana
> > Mihindukulasooriya)
> > - 6 non-binding votes (the remaining developers)
> >
> > I'd therefore like to ask now the general incubator to check our release
> > candidate. Since this is our first release, please check thoroughly, I'd
> > like to be sure we did not miss anything. The release notes (fixed
> issues)
> > are available at the Jira Issue Tracker [2].
> >
> >
> > [1]
> >
> >
> http://markmail.org/message/uncutapltb3mopgy?q=list:org%2Eapache%2Emarmotta%2Edev
> > [2]
> >
> >
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=12314321&version=12323952
> >
> >
> > Please find attached below the concrete details on the release and on the
> > vote.
> >
> > Greetings,
> >
> > Sebastian
> >
> >
> > ===================================================
> > A candidate for the Marmotta 3.0.0-incubating release is available at:
> >
> >
> https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/incubator/marmotta/3.0.0-incubating/
> >
> > The release candidate is based on the sources tagged with
> 3.0.0-incubating
> > in:
> >
> > https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-marmotta.git
> >
> >
> The NOTICE file in the source archive and Git tree looks rather big - are
> all of those really present in the source?
> Also the formatting of the header is non-standard.
>
>
> > The release candidate consists of the following source distribution
> > archives:
> > - apache-marmotta-3.0.0-incubating-src.[zip|tar.gz]
> >   SHA1 of ZIP: ac0cc9aa641a37fea96adaf128e44b0d6a06cc8f
> >   SHA1 of TGZ: e176b0b7816e5c334a3d8dccb960cda0b64d4b4c
> >
> > In addition, the following supplementary binary distributions are
> provided:
> > - apache-marmotta-3.0.0-incubating-installer.[zip|tar.gz]
> >   SHA1 of ZIP: 4e5bf3e5c59e04bea3776d76c37990fa1efd6995
> >   SHA1 of TGZ: a8736dd1700c7993762dea0446a23c2d314e03ec
> > - apache-marmotta-3.0.0-incubating-ldpath.[zip|tar.gz]
> >   SHA1 of ZIP: 3dab792c935bf0380c98fb2767ea75653df3b9b1
> >   SHA1 of TGZ: 237040387801aa6538fd07e3c75265b06e3d4ce3
> > - apache-marmotta-3.0.0-incubating-webapp.[zip|tar.gz]
> >   SHA1 of ZIP: 7784ee71b665782f1011a8d1333524c825b90c6d
> >   SHA1 of TGZ: 217e17709e6e84ffe755841ac69f850538e867f7
> >
> > A staged Maven repository is available for review at:
> >
> >
> https://repository.apache.org/content/repositories/orgapachemarmotta-093/
> >
> > Please vote on releasing this package as Apache Marmotta
> 3.0.0-incubating.
> > The vote is open for the next 72 hours and passes if a majority of at
> > least three +1 Marmotta PMC votes are cast.
> >
> > [ ] +1 Release this package as Apache Marmotta 3.0.0-incubating
> > [ ]  0 I don't feel strongly about it, but I'm okay with the release
> > [ ] -1 Do not release this package because...
> >
>

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