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From Robert Burrell Donkin <rdon...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Notice and License files in JavaDoc jars
Date Tue, 08 Jan 2008 22:17:58 GMT
On Tue, 2008-01-08 at 14:01 -0800, Craig L Russell wrote:
> Hi Niall,
> 
> I understand this to the policy on this issue [1]
> "Does the policy apply to binary/object files, such as executables or  
> JAR files?
> 
> Yes. Even if there are no source files within the release, the  
> LICENSE file and NOTICE file are still both required within every ASF  
> distribution -- whether the unit of distribution is  
> a .jar, .msi, .tar/.?gz, .zip, .exe installer, or any other file  
> format used for distributions. For example, Windows .exe files must  
> not be used as a unit of distribution unless they are installers and  
> include the LICENSE and NOTICE files in their installation."
> 
> To me, this means that any release must contain the LICENSE and  
> NOTICE files. The question is "What is a distribution?"
> 
> The way I read it, if someone can download a documentation jar file,  
> it's a distribution. If someone can use maven to automatically  
> download a dependent jar file, it's a distribution. The only time a  
> documentation jar file can omit the LICENSE and NOTICE files is if  
> it's bundled inside a distribution that itself contains the LICENSE  
> and NOTICE files.

+1

(that's the way i intended it to be read and the way i interpret policy)

- robert

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