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From Roman Shaposhnik <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Bloated NOTICE files are evil
Date Sat, 11 Oct 2014 18:30:42 GMT
On Sat, Oct 11, 2014 at 11:08 AM, Sean Owen <srowen@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 11, 2014 at 7:02 PM, Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Netty's artifacts ("its distribution") do not include a notice.  Thus,
>
> They most certainly do. Please download the distribution of Netty 4.0.20:
>
> https://github.com/netty/netty/releases/tag/netty-4.0.20.Final

This is source code distribution. Assuming that distribution == source
code distribution is a very ASF-centered view point. Nothing wrong
with this, but form my interpretation of legal view on this, unless your
license clearly spells out what "distribution" you can't assume whether
that is source, binary or both.

Now, ALv2, of course, clearly defines that it is both. And there's the
rub: it does not, as far as I can tell, infer cross-contamination of these
types of distributions. IOW the following is true, as far as I can tell:
   1. if source distribution of ALv2 software has NOTICEs then and only
       then a derviate work distributed in *SOURCE* form must continue
       shipping them.
   2. if binary distribution of ALv2 software has NOTICEs then and only
       then a derviate work distributed in *BINARY* form must continue
       shipping them.
   3. presence or absence of NOTICEs in binary distribution doesn't
       affect source distribution.
   4. presence or absence of NOTICEs in source distribution doesn't
       affect binary distribution.

Thanks,
Roman.

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