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From Sean Owen <sro...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Bloated NOTICE files are evil
Date Sat, 11 Oct 2014 15:13:55 GMT
On Sat, Oct 11, 2014 at 3:43 PM, Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com> wrote:
> It is a tortured and patently incorrect reading to assume that the license
> requires TWO copies of such notices.

Sure, but, nobody said that. The question is whether at least one copy
is present, and ideally in the right place.

Here's another example. Drill distributes Netty 4.0.20, which is AL2
licensed and contains a substantial NOTICE file with stuff like ...

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
This product contains the extensions to Java Collections Framework which has
been derived from the works by JSR-166 EG, Doug Lea, and Jason T. Greene:

  * LICENSE:
    * license/LICENSE.jsr166y.txt (Public Domain)
  * HOMEPAGE:
    * http://gee.cs.oswego.edu/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/jsr166/
    * http://viewvc.jboss.org/cgi-bin/viewvc.cgi/jbosscache/experimental/jsr166

Unfortunately, Netty does not include NOTICE.txt in any of its jars
for you. This text does not appear therefore in the Drill binary
distro. At least, I grepped up and down the whole distro and didn't
see it, and it's not in the Netty jars.

What's the theory that this meets the requirements of Netty's AL2 license?

Seems like such an annoying technicality, and maybe something that can
be addressed rapidly in a next release if it's an issue. I think we'd
all like more clarifying discussion, like this, on what the right
thing is, but the right thing has to be done even if it's irritating.

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