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From "Sebb (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-226) Do we need to include 3rd party licenses verbatim in our source distributions
Date Thu, 24 Sep 2015 21:40:04 GMT

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Sebb commented on LEGAL-226:
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Yes, the full text of the 3rd party license must be present in the release bundle. Either
as a separate file, or appended to the LICENSE file.

The text that reads "within the source tree" could possibly mean an external source tree (though
generally the license is not stored within a source tree), but the immediately following example
says:

"... For details, see deps/superwidget/."

That clearly refers to a local file within the release bundle.

> Do we need to include 3rd party licenses verbatim in our source distributions
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-226
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-226
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Rick Hillegas
>
> The Spark developer community is discussing what kind of license information should be
included in Apache source distributions. The discussion began on http://apache-spark-developers-list.1001551.n3.nabble.com/VOTE-Release-Apache-Spark-1-5-1-RC1-td14310.html
and was moved to http://apache-spark-developers-list.1001551.n3.nabble.com/Discuss-NOTICE-file-for-transitive-quot-NOTICE-quot-s-td14326.html
> The two opinions seem to be:
> 1) It is sufficient for the NOTICE file to refer to licenses which are posted on 3rd
party websites.
> 2) The source distro needs to bundle verbatim copies of 3rd party licenses as is done,
for instance, by the THIRDPARTYLICENSEREADME.txt in the JDK.
> We would appreciate any guidance you can give us.
> Thanks,
> -Rick



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