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From Andrew Rist <andrew.r...@oracle.com>
Subject Re: [RELEASE] NOTICE and LICENSE file
Date Tue, 27 Mar 2012 15:36:16 GMT
On 3/27/2012 8:01 AM, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 10:54 AM, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann<
> orwittmann@googlemail.com>  wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> Thx for the input so far.
>>
>> My work stopped, because of the ongoing discussion on legal-discuss. Greg
>> Stein has started at legal-discuss a corresponding thread, named "use of
>> LICENSE and NOTICE". To be sure how to proceed I will send the following
>> information to legal-discuss:
>>
>> List of links on apache.org with information regarding the content of the
>> LICENSE file and the NOTICE file which I have found:
>> [1] http://www.apache.org/legal/**src-headers.html#notice<http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html#notice>
>> [2] http://apache.org/legal/**resolved.html#required-third-**party-notices<http://apache.org/legal/resolved.html#required-third-party-notices>
>> [3] http://www.apache.org/legal/**src-headers.html#header-**
>> existingcopyright<http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html#header-existingcopyright>
>> [4] http://www.apache.org/**licenses/example-NOTICE.txt<http://www.apache.org/licenses/example-NOTICE.txt>
>> [5] http://incubator.apache.org/**guides/releasemanagement.html#**
>> best-practice-license<http://incubator.apache.org/guides/releasemanagement.html#best-practice-license>
>> [6] http://incubator.apache.org/**guides/releasemanagement.html#**
>> best-practice-notice<http://incubator.apache.org/guides/releasemanagement.html#best-practice-notice>
>>
>> My intepretation of this information and the information given in the
>> thread at legal-discuss is the following:
>> - Content of LICENSE file - general conclusion:
>> -- Apache license at the top
>> -- Licenses of all 3rd party components included in the specific package
>> of a release inclusive a clear identification of the files to whose the
>> license apply.
>>
>> - Content of NOTICE file - general conclusion:
>> -- Standard copyright notice as given at [1] at the top
>> -- Notices which are required by 3rd party component licenses which should
>> be quite rare.
>>
>>
> One other thing in the NOTICE file, which is talked about in [3] above.
> That is relocated copyright notices.   For example, with the ODF Toolkit,
> many of original files had an IBM copyright statement in them. We removed
> these notices for the individual files and put a single line in the NOTICE
> reading, "Portions copyright IBM, 2009-2011. All rights reserved."   I
> think the equivalent here would be the files that Andrew updated from
> Oracle.   If Oracle wants a similar statement it would go in the NOTICE
> file.
That is my intention.  (after we get the 1400+ that don't pass RAT scan 
down to 0)
A.
>
>> - Further conclusions by orw for the Apache OpenOffice (incubating)
>> project:
>> -- We (AOO incubating) are planning to release a source package and binary
>> packages. The binary package will include certain category-b licensed
>> components. Thus, I assume that we need for each package an own LICENSE
>> file and an own NOTICE file.
>> -- The LICENSE file and the NOTICE file for the source package will cover
>> the licenses of our source files.
>> -- The LICENSE files and the NOTICE files for the binary package will
>> cover additionally all licenses from the enabled category-b licensed
>> components.
>>
>> If there are no objections I will continue my work regarding the above
>> interpretations.
>>
>>
>> Best regards, Oliver.
>>
>>
>> On 23.03.2012 11:57, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I will have a look at the NOTICE and the LICENSE file - both located in
>>> main/ -,
>>> if there is something missing.
>>>
>>> Pedro already did a great job here - I am more or less expecting that
>>> everything
>>> is already covered in these files.
>>>
>>> If there is any input regarding its content, please provide the
>>> information here
>>> - Thanks in advance.
>>>
>>> I will mainly assure that the notices and licenses of the current work
>>> regarding
>>> the RAT scan which results in certain entries in the rat-excludes are also
>>> covered in the NOTICE and LICENSE file.
>>>
>>> Help is very welcome here.
>>> Thus again, if you know of the one or the other 3rd party
>>> component/library/code, drop me a note. I will check, if these are
>>> reflected in
>>> these files.
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance, Oliver.
>>>


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