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From Josh Elser <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache ODF Toolkit 0.6.2 (incubating)
Date Mon, 10 Apr 2017 23:22:23 GMT

Marvin Humphrey wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 9, 2017 at 3:40 PM, Josh Elser<>  wrote:
> - hide quoted text -- show quoted text -
>> >  * It looks like your NOTICE file can be essentially encapsulated by
>> >     the LICENSE file. If the only "text" you're adding to the NOTICE
>> >     file is a copyright text, you can just include that in the LICENSE
>> >     file.
> Josh, I think I see an inadvertent ambiguity here.  I'm pretty sure
> you only mean for this recommendation to apply to copyright notices
> extracted from dependency licenses (which is sound advice).  However,
> the ASF copyright notice needs to stay in NOTICE, so the NOTICE file
> will never go away entirely for any ASF product.
> (Note that adding our copyright to the NOTICE file is an ASF policy, not
> a requirement of the ALv2 -- outside users of the ALv2 do not have to
> follow the ASF's example.)
> Marvin Humphrey

Yup, right you are! I meant the copyright notices for the licenses of 
the bundled software, not the ODF Toolkit's 'Copyright 2017 ASF' entry.

Thanks for clarifying! I was going too fast to realize my ambiguity :)

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