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From "Henri Yandell" <bay...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Apache License 2.0
Date Thu, 20 Mar 2008 22:24:21 GMT
On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 3:00 PM, Craig L Russell <Craig.Russell@sun.com> wrote:
> I recently had the opportunity to discuss "The License" with someone
>  who had a very different understanding of this part of the license:
>  You must retain, in the Source form of any Derivative Works that You
>  distribute, all copyright, patent, trademark, and attribution notices
>  from the Source form of the Work, excluding those notices that do not
>  pertain to any part of the Derivative Works; and
>  He said that in his opinion, as long as The License appeared somewhere
>  in the Derivative Work Source distribution, it satisfied the license
>  terms. He said that a NOTICE file somewhere in the source distribution
>  was sufficient.
>  I said that to me, the terms mean that the source files themselves,
>  not the NOTICE file elsewhere, needed to retain the license. It was ok
>  to add other licensing information to each file, but the original
>  license notice needed to be retained.
>  Do we need to rephrase the license terms, to specifically require that
>  the license text needs to be retained *in each file* of the Source
>  form of the work? Or is the alternative interpretation just fine?

Sounds like the issue is whether 'retain' means keeping in the same
place you found them, or in any old place.

I'll leave it to Sam to say for sure, but I'm pretty sure we mean
keeping in the same place you found them.


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