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From Jacques Le Roux <jacques.le.r...@les7arts.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r1815412 - in /ofbiz: ofbiz-framework/trunk/NOTICE ofbiz-framework/trunk/themes/rainbowstone/README.md tools/rat-excludes.txt
Date Thu, 05 Apr 2018 06:24:41 GMT
Hi Jacopo,

Le 04/04/2018 à 12:12, Jacopo Cappellato a écrit :
> Hi Jacques,
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 6:54 AM, <jleroux@apache.org> wrote:
>
>> Author: jleroux
>> Date: Thu Nov 16 05:54:23 2017
>> New Revision: 1815412
>>
>> URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1815412&view=rev
>> Log:
>> No functional change.
>>
>> With this fix, about the Quicksand Google font licensed under the
>> SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE Version 1.1, we are now clear from all licensing
>> issues
>> Though we are still waiting for INFRA-15466 to check the RAT Buildbot
>> result...
>>
>> BTW I referred to https://nifi.apache.org/licensing-guide.html about how
>> to
>> handle this case. Only a change in NOTICE was needed, not in LICENSE. Nice
>> TLP
>> document, that I'll check again later...
>>
>> Modified:
>>      ofbiz/ofbiz-framework/trunk/NOTICE
>>      ofbiz/ofbiz-framework/trunk/themes/rainbowstone/README.md
>>      ofbiz/tools/rat-excludes.txt
>>
>> Modified: ofbiz/ofbiz-framework/trunk/NOTICE
>> URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/ofbiz/ofbiz-framework/trunk/
>> NOTICE?rev=1815412&r1=1815411&r2=1815412&view=diff
>> ============================================================
>> ==================
>> --- ofbiz/ofbiz-framework/trunk/NOTICE (original)
>> +++ ofbiz/ofbiz-framework/trunk/NOTICE Thu Nov 16 05:54:23 2017
>> @@ -3,3 +3,8 @@ Copyright 2001-2017 The Apache Software
>>
>>   This product includes software developed by
>>   The Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org/).
>> +=========================================================================
>> +
>> +This product bundles the "Quicksand Google font", which is available
>> +under the "SIL OFL License 1.1" license.
>> +For details, see themes/rainbowstone/webapp/rainbowstone/fonts/quicksand
>>
> I believe that the above should be in the LICENSE file, not in the NOTICE
> file, according to [1].
> Unless there are specific reasons for which you added it to the NOTICE
> file, I will move it there.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jacopo
>
> [1] https://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html

Looking at it again, I don't remember what decided me to refer to Nifi licensing guide. I
said "I'll check again later..." and I just did.

I think you are right. It's a kind of Category-A licenses. Hence should not need a NOTICE
but a LICENSE change.

Ah wait, I think what decided me to put it in NOTICE is because it's a free license but not
a MIT/BSD type. I read at 
http://www.apache.org/dev/licensing-howto.html#mod-notice:

     Copyright notifications which have been relocated <http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html#headers>
from source files (rather than removed) 
must be preserved in |NOTICE|.
     However, elements such as the copyright notifications embedded within BSD and MIT
licenses need <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-59> 
not <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-62> be duplicated in |NOTICE| -- it
suffices to leave those notices in their original locations.

Then I did not refer-to/read the relocated link and I understand now that relocated means
that the licensed product has been donated to the ASF.

I tough think that it would be good to ask legal. Not because I doubt but it will help future
possible users to find this license in the Category-A 
licenses list at http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html.

What do you think?

Jacques


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