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From sebb <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache Tez-0.4.0-incubating RC0
Date Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:05:05 GMT
On 31 March 2014 20:55, Marvin Humphrey <> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 8:31 AM, sebb <> wrote:
>>> The jar files are also distributions and must therefore have embedded
>>>> NOTICE and LICENSE files, e.g. in the META-INF directory.
>>> Does this warrant a new RC ?
>> Yes, in my opinion.
> Though the ASF only releases source code and the binaries are the
> responsibility of the party which supplies them, I think that failing to
> propagate the contents of the NOTICE file (either from the Tez source release
> or from any ALv2 dependencies which may supply NOTICE files) is technically a
> violation of the ALv2 section 4d.  Failing to supply the license itself in
> META-INF I think violates 4a.
>     a.  You must give any other recipients of the Work or Derivative Works a
>         copy of this License; and
>     [...]
>     d.  If the Work includes a "NOTICE" text file as part of its distribution,
>         then any Derivative Works that You distribute must include a readable
>         copy of the attribution notices contained within such NOTICE file,
>         excluding those notices that do not pertain to any part of the
>         Derivative Works, in at least one of the following places: within a
>         NOTICE text file distributed as part of the Derivative Works; within
>         the Source form or documentation, if provided along with the
>         Derivative Works; or, within a display generated by the Derivative
>         Works, if and wherever such third-party notices normally appear. [...]
> The "wherever such third party notices normally appear" for jar files would be
> IANAL but it seems good for the party supplying the binaries to get this
> right.

Note also that the Maven artifacts in the Nexus tree include source jars.

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> Marvin Humphrey
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