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From "Andrew Wang (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (LEGAL-262) NOTICE requirements of dependencies with overly verbose NOTICE files
Date Tue, 12 Jul 2016 01:36:11 GMT

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Andrew Wang resolved LEGAL-262.
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    Resolution: Fixed

It sounds like the best approach here is to just ingest the NOTICE basically as is, and ask
these projects to improve their NOTICE files in future releases.

Thanks everyone for the discussion, I appreciate the prompt responses. Resolving this JIRA.

> 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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