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From "Robert Burrell Donkin (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LEGAL-59) Is the BSD License a NOTICE for the purposes of 3rd party licensing policy?
Date Tue, 01 Sep 2009 06:49:32 GMT

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Robert Burrell Donkin commented on LEGAL-59:
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The LICENSE needs to state which components are covered by which license. As far as policy
goes, the NOTICE just needs required third party notices and relocated copyrights. I'm not
unhappy about including extra information (such as copyright and licenses) in the NOTICE but
unless care is taken with phrasing it does make things difficult downstream since the NOTICE
must be distributed even though this information may now be inaccurate.

For example, if the NOTICE contains the statement:

"foo.jar is copyright Bar and is licensed under the FooBar License http://www.example.org/foobar.txt"

then this may no longer be accurate in a distribution containing a different jar named 'foo.jar'
which was created by someone else.  



> Is the BSD License a NOTICE for the purposes of 3rd party licensing policy?
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-59
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-59
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Robert Burrell Donkin
>            Assignee: Robert Burrell Donkin
>         Attachments: bsd.patch
>
>
> BSD license family template [1] includes the clause:
> * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list
of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided
with the distribution.
> My reading is that this means that the complete license [1] must be reproduced when a
binary is included within an Apache release
> This leads to the question: is the BSD License a NOTICE for the purposes of 3rd party
licensing policy?
> Robert
> [1]
> Copyright (c) <YEAR>, <OWNER>
> All rights reserved.
> Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are
permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
>     * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list
of conditions and the following disclaimer.
>     * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this
list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials
provided with the distribution.
>     * Neither the name of the <ORGANIZATION> nor the names of its contributors
may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior
written permission.
> THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER
OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS
OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY,
WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING
IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

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