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From "David Jencks (JIRA)" <j...@codehaus.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (MRRESOURCES-32) apache-jar-resource-bundle NOTICE file is not consistent with apache policy
Date Thu, 13 Mar 2008 23:03:29 GMT
apache-jar-resource-bundle NOTICE file is not consistent with apache policy
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                 Key: MRRESOURCES-32
                 URL: http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/MRRESOURCES-32
             Project: Maven 2.x Remote Resources Plugin
          Issue Type: Bug
    Affects Versions: 1.0-beta-2
            Reporter: David Jencks
         Attachments: apache-jar-resource-bundle.diff

Recent discussions on the apache legal-discuss list have made it extremely clear that the
generated NOTICE file from the current (1.3) apache-jar-resource-bundle is not consistent
with apache policy on contents of NOTICE files.

After working hard to clarify what the policy might be I've come up with a bundle whose output
has not produced any objections.  We're using this currently in geronimo but would like to
get this into a more global location for an imminent apacheds release.

The main change is that the NOTICE file contains only the apache notice.  You can append other
notices using the appended-resources directory.  This corresponds to the policy that the NOTICE
file apply to exactly what is actually in the jar, not at all to any dependencies it may need
to actually be used, and that the NOTICE file not have any excess verbiage such as horizontal
rules or explanatory text.

The dependencies are listed by license in an additional informative DEPENDENCIES file.

There are a couple weird things that it would be great if someone could figure out:
- I can't get a blank line between the project name and the notice in the NOTICE file
- I can't figure out how to configure a projectName so it is used in the NOTICE file project
name.





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