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From Henri Yandell <bay...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Simplfying requirements for LICENSE and NOTICE
Date Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:17:18 GMT
On Sun, Feb 7, 2016 at 9:04 PM, Marvin Humphrey <marvin@rectangular.com>
wrote:

> Greetings,
>
> Despite our best efforts, confusion about the requirements for LICENSE
> and NOTICE continues to frustrate our volunteers. Over time, I have become
> increasingly convinced that those requirements are simply unrealistic and
> that the problems we face are not solvable through improved documentation.
>

+1


>
> Therefore, I propose exploring the following changes in how we handle
> licensing documentation for official Apache source releases:
>
> 1.  Cease propagating *any* content from bundled dependencies into the
>     top-level NOTICE file.
> 2.  Cease the practice of copying dependency licenses verbatim into
> LICENSE.
> 3.  Recommend that LICENSE consist of the ALv2, plus a filepath
>     pointer to each bundled dependency along with the dependency's version
>     identifier and an SPDX license identifier[1].
>

For #3, how about this being in a separate file? DEPENDENCY_LICENSES.txt or
some such?

That keeps the LICENSE focused on the licensing within our source rather
than anything only related by requirement.

Hen

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