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From sebb <seb...@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 Mon, 03 Jun 2013 21:45:15 GMT
On 3 June 2013 22:40, Greg Stein <gstein@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 5:23 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 3 June 2013 05:10, Greg Stein <gstein@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 11:08 PM, Alan Cabrera <list@toolazydogs.com> wrote:
>>>>...
>>>>
>>>> Apache Incubator tools
>>>> Copyright 2013 The Apache Software Foundation
>>>>
>>>> This product includes software developed at
>>>> The Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org/).
>>>>
>>>> This distribution contains code from the LinkedIn Corporation:
>>>>
>>>>     Copyright (c) 2013 LinkedIn Corp. All rights reserved.
>>>>     Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> WDYT?
>>>
>>> Looks good. And given that the LinkedIn stuff is under ALv2, then 4(d)
>>> comes into play, requesting attribution. It is Right and Proper that
>>> they get a couple lines in our NOTICE file.
>>
>> I'm not convinced of that.
>> If their attribution request is not in the NOTICE file, does it have
>> to go in ours?
>
> Maybe, maybe not. Why be so concerned? Let's be good citizens and
> recognize their contribution in our NOTICE file. It doesn't hurt
> anybody.
>
> If they have their own NOTICE file, which gets incorporated into a
> subdir of *our* distro, then we can/should reference it from our
> NOTICE file.
>
> I'd rather that we be nice by default.

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.

> Cheers,
> -g
>
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