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From "Marvin Humphrey (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-262) NOTICE requirements of dependencies with overly verbose NOTICE files
Date Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:59:11 GMT

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Marvin Humphrey commented on LEGAL-262:

Editing the NOTICE content of bundled ALv2 dependencies is arduous and potentially dangerous.

Verbatim inclusion of NOTICE content from bundled ALv2 dependencies is safe and easy.

In my opinion, it's best to just include the NOTICE content, even if it seems needlessly verbose.
Just try not to add to the problem yourself by adding needless content.

> NOTICE requirements of dependencies with overly verbose NOTICE files
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LEGAL-262
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-262
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Andrew Wang
> We're working on cleaning up our L&N over at HADOOP-12893. One question that came
up is what we should add to our NOTICE for dependencies that have overly verbose NOTICE files.
> For example, this is the Jetty NOTICE file:
> https://github.com/eclipse/jetty.project/blob/jetty-9.3.x/NOTICE.txt
> It lists out its dependencies and licenses, but that's not what NOTICE is for. We also
already have LICENSE and NOTICE entries for all of these transitive dependencies.
> This is the Xerces NOTICE:
> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/xerces/java/trunk/NOTICE
> We're also an Apache project, so it seems like the ASF lines are unnecessary. The copyright
attributions also seem potentially unnecessary, considering this code was donated to the ASF
when it became an ASF project.
> Finally, here is the snappy-java NOTICE:
> https://github.com/xerial/snappy-java/blob/master/NOTICE
> These don't look like legally required notices either. 3-clause BSD doesn't require a
NOTICE IIUC, we don't need to NOTICE our own code from Hadoop, and listing contributors isn't
what NOTICE is for either. Not sure about the statically linked libstdc++, but LEGAL-230 did
clear snappy-java for ASF use.

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