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From "Matthias Wessendorf" <mat...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Reuse of ASF source code and NOTICE
Date Wed, 20 Aug 2008 13:14:05 GMT
On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 3:10 PM, Stefano Bagnara <apache@bago.org> wrote:
> Matthias Wessendorf ha scritto:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 2:19 PM, Matthias Wessendorf <matzew@apache.org>
>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> What is not clear here is whether Oracle specifically requested this.
>>>> Based on what I have seen so far, I see no evidence that they have.
>>>
>>> I think, it was just done for some incubator reasons. let me check
>>> older archives
>>> about that.
>>
>> I think I found the old thread:
>> http://marc.info/?l=incubator-general&m=115757673411139&w=2
>>
>> b/c of this reply I started to look at other (donated) projects in the
>> incubator.
>> So I added the Oracle note. But generally, what's wrong in mention that at
>> Oracle major parts of Trinidad have been developed?
>
> Nothing wrong. But when you write this in NOTICE then it is a specific
> request your make via Apache License v2 that anyone using that code or part
> of that code will have to bring that NOTICE with him.

ah, ok. So your suggestion is to have a README or so instead, isn't it ?

-M

>
> In the mean time I wrote a new Base64OutputStream based on code from
> commons-codec that has no NOTICE requirement but ASF, so this issue is
> really low priority for me, but of course is interesting to understand this
> non-technical stuff better.
>
> My only remaining concern wrt this issue is that Apache JAMES mime4j 0.4 has
> been released and it includes Base64OutputStream from trinidad and it does
> not have any credit to Oracle for this. That's why I was asking if the
> release have to be removed from www.apache.org or if we can move on and
> simply fix this in mime4j 0.5
>
> Stefano
>
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