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From Todd Volkert <tvolk...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Copyright notices in NOTICE file
Date Fri, 04 Sep 2009 12:12:05 GMT
Jukka,

Just to clarify, in your judgement, are Pivot's NOTICE and LICENSE files
correct as they stand now?

http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/pivot/trunk/NOTICE
http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/pivot/trunk/LICENSE

Thanks,
-T

On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 7:59 AM, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 12:40 PM, Todd Volkert<tvolkert@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Apache Pivot (incubating) contains the following snippet in project's the
> > NOTICE file:
> >
> >     Portions of this software were developed at VMware, Inc.
> >     (http://www.vmware.com/).  Copyright (c) 2009 VMware, Inc.
> >
> > This is because the code was originally developed at VMware and then
> > contributed to the ASF and made open source, under the AL 2.0 license.
> Per
> > the policy outlined at http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html, I
> > believe the notice above to be correct, but during a recent release vote
> > (http://www.mail-archive.com/general@incubator.apache.org/msg22403.html
> ),
> > the point got raised that the snippet above fails to mention any
> associated
> > license with respect to VMware.
> >
> > What's the ASF legal policy with respect to this matter?
>
> All license information should go to the LICENSE file.
>
> Mentioning the license terms in NOTICE is troublesome since ALv2
> allows redistribution under different terms but requires that the
> notices in NOTICE be included in derivative works.
>
> BR,
>
> Jukka Zitting
>
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