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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: use of LICENSE and NOTICE
Date Mon, 26 Mar 2012 01:07:56 GMT
On 24 March 2012 17:20, Greg Stein <gstein@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey all,
>
> There seems to be a lack of clear policy around what goes in LICENSE
> vs NOTICE. (ref: recent AOO thread on general@incubator)
>
> My understanding is that *only* the ALv2 goes into LICENSE. That is
> the license for the overall release. Then, according to ALv2 4(d),
> other licenses and copyright notifications go into the NOTICE file.
>

Huh?

That's not my understanding at all.

See [1] et seq


> However, looking at httpd's LICENSE/NOTICE (ref [1], and the direction
> given to AOO), this is not the pattern being followed. Multiple
> licenses are placed into LICENSE, and some random assortment of other
> things are placed into NOTICE.

The "random assortment" is "mandatory information required by the
product's software licenses."

> Can we get a clear statement of how to use LICENSE and NOTICE?

How about:

[1] http://www.apache.org/dev/release.html#notice-content

> Thanks,
> -g
>
> [1] http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/httpd/httpd/trunk/
>
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