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From Robert Burrell Donkin <rdon...@apache.org>
Subject Re: License / Notice files in binary packaging that aggregates several smaller Apache-licensed components
Date Wed, 03 Aug 2011 12:22:11 GMT
On 07/26/11 19:38, Marshall Schor wrote:
> The Apache UIMA project produces several "add-ons", each separately built, each
> having appropriate LICENSE and NOTICE files.
> 
> We also have a binary assembly that takes several of these add-ons, and puts
> them together into one binary package, for convenience.
> 
> In the past, we have used a process where we prepare the LICENSE and NOTICE file
> for this aggregation by manually concatenating the LICENSE files (eliminating
> duplicates) to create the assembly LICENSE, and similarly for the NOTICE file.
> 
> I think I've seen in other places (non-Apache) that some aggregations do things
> like write "Please refer to the individual components for their LICENSE and
> NOTICES".   This would certainly make future maintenance of this assembly,
> easier.  The assembly top level project itself has nothing in it other than the
> assembly instructions and pom boilerplate to make it go; its source is Apache
> licensed.
> 
> Is that something we can do for our binary assembly of these things?

We're facing a similar problem over at James. I found that many
dependencies don't include enough information to this plan viable.

I'm working on an automation solution ATM. My hope is this product will
be in scope for a future Apache Rat TLP.

How does this sound to you?

Robert

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