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From "Roy T. Fielding (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-62) What are the required 3rd party notices that should go in the NOTICE file?
Date Fri, 06 Jan 2012 23:30:39 GMT

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Roy T. Fielding commented on LEGAL-62:
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I don't think that understanding is entirely right.  Most of the licenses are required to
be retained by downstream redistributions. Some only need to be retained in source.  And some
can be sublicensed (combined under one set of license terms that are compatible).

The short answer is that LICENSE contains the terms on redistribution/use, whereas NOTICE
contains the minimal set of information required by those LICENSE terms in the sense of advertising
clauses and stuff that needs to be displayed in an "About..." box.

The historical reason why we have them separated is because GPL requires the preservation
of notices even when it subsumes all other licenses, thus preserving our advertising clause
in a way that would otherwise have been incompatible with the GPL.

                
> What are the required 3rd party notices that should go in the NOTICE file?
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-62
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-62
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: ant elder
>            Assignee: Robert Burrell Donkin
>
> The ASF doc on the NOTICE file states:
> 2. The remainder of the NOTICE file is to be used for required third-party notices. The
NOTICE file may also include copyright notices moved from source files submitted to the ASF.
> See: http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html#notice
> I understand the part about "copyright notices moved from source files" but what are
required third-party notices?
> After participating in many Incubator poddling release reviews I've seen poddlings asked
to do release respins because they've left stuff out and also to respin for including text
that is said shouldn't be included. There doesn't seem to be much common understanding on
what these notices are, and like LEGAL-31 this is a constant point of contention at the Incubator
so it would be really helpful to have some clarification.

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