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From Sean Busbey <bus...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: Confusion over NOTICE vs LICENSE files
Date Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:48:26 GMT
Encouraging use of Whisker from the Apache Creadur project is another
avenue:

http://creadur.apache.org/whisker/

On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 5:54 PM, Justin Mclean <justin@classsoftware.com>
wrote:

> Hi,
>
> >> But better conventions on the format and content of the files that would
> >> make automated processing easier would also be a great thing, but that
> >> might be too late already.
> >
> > Right, the hardest part of this problem is the spec, which SPDX provides.
>
> SPDX looks good - how there been any interest to implement this at Apache?
>
> BTW I see their NOTICE file has a few issues :-) [1] (It mentions Apache,
> MIT and BSD software). What we put in NOTICE is policy right rather than a
> legal requirement so I guess 3rd parties can do just about anything and
> that’s OK?
>
> A fair number of non ASF Apache software is usually missing a NOTICE file
> or has other issues. What do we do when you bundle a non ASF Apache license
> software that is missing a NOTICE file? Nothing or be a little more polite
> or assume a minimal NOTICE file and add that to ours?
>
> Thanks,
> Justin
>
> 1. https://github.com/spdx/tools/blob/master/NOTICE
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-- 
Sean

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