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From Stian Soiland-Reyes <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache Taverna Command-line Tool 3.1.0-incubating RC3
Date Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:10:11 GMT
On 20 June 2016 at 12:49, Justin Mclean <> wrote:
>> license text should go in the LICENSE files, while NOTICE should just
>> contain a brief enumeration with some details (file/s, copyright holder,
>> license name and original source) about the third-party source components
>> included.
> Agree but just to make clear NOTICE should usually not include copyright info about permissive
3rd party licenses. NOTICE should include copyright notices that have been removed [1] and
required notices [2] but nothing more. [3]

Thank you both and for the useful links - I was a bit confused by this
for the BSD license, because of the 2nd clause:

>      Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
>      notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
>      documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

I would think this means that the taverna-execution-hadoop.jar file
(which is distributed in Maven Central) must include the full notice
"somewhere", so I hope it's OK that it still remains in
its META-INF/NOTICE [3] - as otherwise I think it would be too easy to
miss for downstream users (including ourselves if we later distribute
the Taverna Command Line as a binary distro).

However I agree this does not need to be in the top-level
taverna-engine/NOTICE, so I've shrunk that back to normal [2], and
added to the end of LICENSE [1]:

> ---------------------------------------------------------
> taverna-execution-hadoop/src/main/java/org/pingel/util/
> is licensed under a BSD-3 license, see its file headers for details.
> ---------------------------------------------------------

Do you think this should be sufficient?


Stian Soiland-Reyes
Apache Taverna (incubating), Apache Commons

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