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From "Niall Pemberton" <niall.pember...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Notice and License files in JavaDoc jars
Date Fri, 11 Jan 2008 08:21:32 GMT
On Jan 8, 2008 10:17 PM, Robert Burrell Donkin <rdonkin@apache.org> wrote:
> 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)

OK thanks for your answers.

Niall

> - robert
>

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