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From Greg Stein <gst...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r1488735 - in /incubator/public/trunk/tools: NOTICE.txt requirements.txt setup.py src/asf/utils/ src/asf/utils/__init__.py src/asf/utils/config.py src/asf/utils/file.py tests/test_config.py
Date Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:45:28 GMT
On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 8:15 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4 June 2013 01:04, Greg Stein <gstein@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 5:45 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>...
>>> I think that conflicts with the advice here:
>>>
>>> http://www.apache.org/dev/licensing-howto.html#mod-notice
>>>
>>> The last sentence says: "Do not add anything to NOTICE which is not
>>> legally required."
>>>
>>> Being legal and being nice may not be completely disjoint but they are
>>> certainly not identical.
>>
>>
>> Let me turn it around: why should it NOT go in there? Why is it not
>> legally required?
>
> Since the intention is to minimise the content of NOTICE, the onus
> should be on showing that it must be in there rather showing why it
> should not be there.

Already stated:

If their code is under ALv2, then the license says we must put their
copyright notice into our NOTICE file. Simple as that.

-g

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