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From "ant elder (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-178) Location of LICENSE/NOTICE files in binary release artifacts
Date Sun, 22 Sep 2013 04:28:51 GMT

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ant elder commented on LEGAL-178:
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Kevan, Its significant that 4a says "You must give" whereas 4d talks about amongst the other
options "must include in", and its also significant that the  rest of the text there is treating
the source and object forms as related and so permits the attribution notices for the binary
to be in the source distribution.

Anyway, this is a slight distraction from the purpose of the JIRA which i think the answer
for has become clear now, so I'll leave the question of if required at all for another day
and close this.
                
> Location of LICENSE/NOTICE files in binary release artifacts
> ------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-178
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-178
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: ant elder
>
> Over at the Incubator a question has come up over where the LICENSE and NOTICE files
should be located in binary release artifacts. I can't find any precise or accurate documentation
on this so could that be defined here?
> The web page http://apache.org/legal/src-headers.html#notice says:
>  "Every Apache distribution should include a NOTICE file in the top directory, along
with the standard LICENSE file."
> However things like Java .jar artifacts don't do that and instead have them located in
the /META-INF directory. Related to that, what about things like Windows .msi or .exe insaller
packages which don't have a "top directory"? 
> I vaguely remember this question coming up before but i can't find anything in the archives
now, FWIR the answer then was it was ok for the LICENSE/NOTICE to be located where ever was
most appropriate and expected for the environment and binary artifact type.
> Any comments?

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