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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Apache 3.1.0
Date Mon, 01 Jul 2013 08:47:29 GMT
On 1 July 2013 03:56, Barrie Treloar <baerrach@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1 July 2013 06:52, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Another problem: the NOTICE file contains the following spurious text:
>>
>>    =========================================================================
>>    ==  NOTICE file corresponding to the section 4 d of                    ==
>>    ==  the Apache License, Version 2.0,                                   ==
>>    ==  in this case for the Apache Maven distribution.                    ==
>>    =========================================================================
>>
>> This must not be present in NOTICE files, which are required to be as
>> short as possible (but no shorter).
>>
>> ASF NOTICE files must start as per the following example:
>>
>> ====================
>> Apache Maven
>> Copyright 2001-2013 The Apache Software Foundation
>>
>> This product includes software developed at
>> The Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org/).
>> ==================
>>
>> Note also that the phrase should be "developed at" not "developed by"
>> - the distinction is important.
>>
>> Furthermore, the NOTICE file refers to additonal 3rd party software,
>> but there don't appear to be any LICENSE files for the software.
>> The licenses should either be in LICENSE.txt or linked therefrom.
>
> From what I can tell we have been failing this since August 2010.
> https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=maven.git;a=blob;f=apache-maven/NOTICE.txt;hb=bfaf11090a212f8445f2ad929af8acce5a984bf0
>
> I can't find change history for
> http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html so I don't know if we
> have been failing all the time, or since it was changed.

The leading text enclosed in == was never part of the NOTICE file;
AIUI it was added by Maven devs when producing the license plugin.

Until fairly recently there was one ASF page which incorrectly said
"developed by" instead of "developed at"; AFAIK there are now no
incorrect references.

> And I can see you've raised http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/MNG-5487
> to track this.
>
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