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From Srikanth Sundarrajan <srik...@hotmail.com>
Subject RE: Review of binary tar ball for Apache Falcon (incubating) 0.3 RC4
Date Wed, 21 Aug 2013 08:26:24 GMT
Thanks. This is fairly useful. Will rework and put up a new tar ball accommodating these comments.

Regards
Srikanth Sundarrajan

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> Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 11:45:28 +0100
> Subject: Re: Review of binary tar ball for Apache Falcon (incubating) 0.3 RC4
> From: sebbaz@gmail.com
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
>
> On 20 August 2013 06:19, Srikanth Sundarrajan <sriksun@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> We had recently called for a vote on Apache Falcon 0.3 RC4 (source tar ball) and
the result has been announced (http://s.apache.org/wLO). We intend to also make a binary tar
ball available for user convenience. We would really appreciate if someone on this mailing
list could take a few minutes to review it for compliance.
>>
>> The tar ball and signatures are available at http://people.apache.org/~sriksun/falcon-release/0.3-rc4-bin/
>
> The NOTICE file starts with:
> =========================================================================
> == NOTICE file corresponding to the section 4 d of ==
> == the Apache License, Version 2.0, ==
> == in this case for the Apache Falcon distribution. ==
> =========================================================================
>
> This is wrong; it should be removed.
> The first two lines should be:
>
> Apache Falcon (incubating)
> Copyright 2011-2013 The Apache Software Foundation
>
> i.e. no blank lines between them.
>
> The rest of the NOTICE file is for *required* notices.
> And they must only be required notices for software that is actually included.
>
> It's not obvious that *any* of the attributions are actually required.
> Remember that the NOTICE file must only contain required attributions; see:
>
> http://www.apache.org/dev/licensing-howto.html#mod-notice
>
> ==
>
> It's quite difficult to find the licences for the individual jars in LICENSE.txt
> For example, at first I thought there was no license for
> activation-1.1.jar, but then I discovered that this is covered by the
> "javax" section.
> It would be a lot easier to follow (and manage as dependencies
> changed) if the jar names were itemised in the LICENSE.txt file, along
> with pointers to their licenses.
> It's not necessary for the licenses to be included in LICENSE.txt,
> they can be in separate files so long as LICENSE.txt references them
> clearly.
>
> I could not find a license reference for:
> annotations-1.3.2.jar
> aopalliance-1.0.jar
>
> and several others don't appear to have licenses.
>
> ==
>
> The binary file is much larger than it need be; several jars are
> included twice in the top level jar in different directories.
> And there are two different versions of some of the jars.
> Furthermore, just about all the jars are also included in the falcon.war file.
> That does not have any identical duplicates, because the jars are all
> in a single directory.
> However it does have two versions of servlet-api and stax-api, as well as
> commons-logging-1.1.jar/commons-logging-api-1.1.jar
> commons-beanutils-1.8.3.jar
> commons-beanutils-core-1.8.0.jar
>
> That seems unnecessary; each jar could be included once and copied
> into any required additional locations as part of the installation.
> Mixing jar versions in the same directory is also likely to result in
> some classpath problems.
>
>> Regards
>> Srikanth Sundarrajan
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