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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 Sat, 06 Aug 2011 12:35:25 GMT
On 08/06/11 03:54, Marshall Schor wrote:
> Another idea for your automated solution.
> 
> Some of our binary packages include Jars from other Apache projects.
> 
> These Jars sometimes have within them, often within the META-INF dir, various
> LICENSE / NOTICE files.  One, for example, is this Jar: 
>     <dependency>
>       <groupId>org.apache.lucene</groupId>
>       <artifactId>lucene-snowball</artifactId>
>       <version>2.9.3</version>
>     </dependency>
> 
> which you can see in
> http://repo1.maven.org/maven2/org/apache/lucene/lucene-snowball/2.9.3/lucene-snowball-2.9.3.jar
> 
> has a special LICENSE and NOTICE file, plus an additional SNOWBALL-LICENSE.txt
> 
> I presume that to properly include this Jar in a binary distribution, I have to
> merge all of these LICENSE files (and merge the NOTICE one too).

This is drifting OT for legal discuss. Could we take this over to the
the rat list? We'd all be delighted to hear from you :-)

Robert

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