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From Sean Owen <so...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: [Discuss] NOTICE file for transitive "NOTICE"s
Date Fri, 25 Sep 2015 13:35:46 GMT
Work underway at ...

https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SPARK-10833
https://github.com/apache/spark/pull/8919



On Fri, Sep 25, 2015 at 8:54 AM, Sean Owen <sowen@cloudera.com> wrote:
> Update: I *think* the conclusion was indeed that nothing needs to
> happen with NOTICE.
> However, along the way in
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-226 it emerged that the
> BSD/MIT licenses should be inlined into LICENSE (or copied in the
> distro somewhere). I can get on that -- just some grunt work to copy
> and paste it all.
>
> On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 6:55 PM, Reynold Xin <rxin@databricks.com> wrote:
>> Richard,
>>
>> Thanks for bringing this up and this is a great point. Let's start another
>> thread for it so we don't hijack the release thread.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 10:51 AM, Sean Owen <sowen@cloudera.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 6:45 PM, Richard Hillegas <rhilleg@us.ibm.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> > Under your guidance, I would be happy to help compile a NOTICE file
>>> > which
>>> > follows the pattern used by Derby and the JDK. This effort might proceed
>>> > in
>>> > parallel with vetting 1.5.1 and could be targeted at a later release
>>> > vehicle. I don't think that the ASF's exposure is greatly increased by
>>> > one
>>> > more release which follows the old pattern.
>>>
>>> I'd prefer to use the ASF's preferred pattern, no? That's what we've
>>> been trying to do and seems like we're even required to do so, not
>>> follow a different convention. There is some specific guidance there
>>> about what to add, and not add, to these files. Specifically, because
>>> the AL2 requires downstream projects to embed the contents of NOTICE,
>>> the guidance is to only include elements in NOTICE that must appear
>>> there.
>>>
>>> Put it this way -- what would you like to change specifically? (you
>>> can start another thread for that)
>>>
>>> >> My assessment (just looked before I saw Sean's email) is the same as
>>> >> his. The NOTICE file embeds other projects' licenses.
>>> >
>>> > This may be where our perspectives diverge. I did not find those
>>> > licenses
>>> > embedded in the NOTICE file. As I see it, the licenses are cited but not
>>> > included.
>>>
>>> Pretty sure that was meant to say that NOTICE embeds other projects'
>>> "notices", not licenses. And those notices can have all kinds of
>>> stuff, including licenses.
>>>
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