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From "Polhodzik Peter (ext)" <Peter.Polhodzik....@evosoft.com>
Subject HttpComponents /// JCIP-ANNOTATIONS Apache or Creative Commons?
Date Fri, 09 Aug 2013 13:32:48 GMT
Hello Apache Legal,

In two Apache components there seems to be some mixing up in connection with a copyrighted
annotation "Java Concurrency in Practice" Copyright (c) 2005 Brian Goetz and Tim Peierls and
Creative Commons Attribution License 2.5. Jcip concurrency annotation<http://jcip.net.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/>
source<http://jcip.net.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/jcip-annotations-src.jar>
is relicensed to Apache License 2.0 party, partly left its Creative Commons Attribution License
within the same Apache distribution. Here are the details:


1.       HttpComponents-Client 4.2.1<http://archive.apache.org/dist/httpcomponents/httpclient/source/httpcomponents-client-4.2.1-src.tar.gz>
- this LICENSE file \httpcomponents-client-4.2.1-src.zip\httpcomponents-client-4.2.1\LICENSE.txt
has two licenses inside: Apache 2.0 and Creative Commons Attribution License:


" Apache License
                           Version 2.0, January 2004
                        http://www.apache.org/licenses/
(...)
This project contains annotations derived from JCIP-ANNOTATIONS
Copyright (c) 2005 Brian Goetz and Tim Peierls.
See http://www.jcip.net and the Creative Commons Attribution License
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)"

However, the actual annotation marks the same as Apache in the source code \httpcomponents-client-4.2.1-src.zip\httpcomponents-client-4.2.1\jcip-annotations.py
:

"# Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
# or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
# distributed with this work for additional information
# regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
# to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0(...)"

--> What is the license of JCIP-ANNOTATIONS in this Apache distribution: Apache or Creative
Commons 2.5?

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2.       HttpComponents-Core 4.2.1<http://archive.apache.org/dist/httpcomponents/httpcore/source/httpcomponents-core-4.2.1-src.tar.gz>
- similar to Client, this file \httpcomponents-core-4.2.1-src.zip\httpcomponents-core-4.2.1\LICENSE.txt
has only one license (Apache 2.0), but the NOTICE file still refers to the original copyright:





"This project contains annotations derived from JCIP-ANNOTATIONS

Copyright (c) 2005 Brian Goetz and Tim Peierls. See http://www.jcip.net"


Finally, the actual annotation is marked as Apache in the source code in every file in \httpcomponents-core-4.2.1-src.zip\httpcomponents-core-4.2.1\httpcore\src\main\java\org\apache\http\annotation\:

"# Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
# or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
# distributed with this work for additional information
# regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
# to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0(...)"

Hope I could make it clear.

Thank you for answers,

Üdvözlettel / Best Regards,

Péter POLHODZIK
License Clearing Specialist
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