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From "Henri Yandell" <bay...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Notice and License files in JavaDoc jars
Date Wed, 09 Jan 2008 23:30:49 GMT
On Jan 9, 2008 10:54 AM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 09/01/2008, Noel J. Bergman <noel@devtech.com> wrote:
> > Niall Pemberton wrote:
> >
> > > To make life easier for IDE users projects often generate a "jar"
> > > (archive) file containing just the "generated" javadocs for a project.
> >
> > ASF Policy isn't governed by the vagaries of development tools.  A release
> > packaging script can generate or modify jar files to fulfill ASF policy.
> >
> > In the case of JavaDocs for our own code, it seems to me that the only
> > missing piece would be the license.
> >
> Is this because the Javadoc files should already contain something like:
> Copyright (c) 1998-2007 Apache Software Foundation
> which would otherwise be in the NOTICE file?

Even then, stickler hat on, we still need the NOTICE file. The LICENSE
doesn't say "and make sure you refer to those copyright statements
over there in the file somewhere"; it says "don't lose the NOTICE".


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