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From "Lawrence Rosen" <lro...@rosenlaw.com>
Subject RE: LICENSE vs. NOTICE (Was: Proposal: Apache Third Party License Policy)
Date Sun, 17 May 2015 19:10:32 GMT
Jukka Zitting wrote:
> Our license states "The contents of the NOTICE file are for informational
> purposes only and do not modify the License." (ALv2, 4d),

This remains a true statement under the proposed Third Party License Policy. 

/Larry


-----Original Message-----
From: Jukka Zitting [mailto:jukka.zitting@gmail.com] 
Sent: Sunday, May 17, 2015 12:05 PM
To: legal-discuss@apache.org
Subject: LICENSE vs. NOTICE (Was: Proposal: Apache Third Party License Policy)

Hi,

A confusion about the purpose NOTICE files keeps coming up in the other thread, so I wanted
to clarify this.

2015-05-17 12:27 GMT-04:00 Lawrence Rosen <lrosen@rosenlaw.com>:
> "[...] If you modify or create a derivative work of this FOO software 
> and distribute it, read the NOTICE file for other intellectual 
> property information and for copies of third party open source licenses. [...]"

Our license states "The contents of the NOTICE file are for informational purposes only and
do not modify the License." (ALv2, 4d), so pointing people to the NOTICE file for licensing
information is incorrect. See http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html#notice
for more details on what goes into the NOTICE file.

Instead people should refer to the LICENSE file as the primary source of licensing information.
Among the other licensing details that file has explicit instructions on how NOTICE file should
be handled.

BR,

Jukka Zitting

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