www-legal-discuss mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From "Shane Curcuru (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-354) Is it mandatory to have a NOTICE file for a non-ASF project that uses Apache 2.0 license?
Date Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:47:00 GMT

    [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-354?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel&focusedCommentId=16278564#comment-16278564
] 

Shane Curcuru commented on LEGAL-354:
-------------------------------------

We can't give legal advice to non-Apache projects; for that, you need to talk to your own
lawyer.

In general, "it depends", and in particular it depends on the history of any Apache-licensed
code you've brought into your project.

Personally, I would say:

- Your project itself does not need to have a NOTICE file for its own purposes; that is, the
ASF policy of always having a NOTICE file in releases does not apply to your non-ASF project.

- If you've had a NOTICE file in past releases, some users might be confused if you suddenly
remove it.

- If your project redistributes code you've gotten elsewhere under the Apache license, then
you must comply with the terms of that license, as stated in the section on redistribution:


  https://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.html#redistribution

Thus, looking at your existing NOTICE file, it includes (among other things) an attribution
about bootstrap3-typeahead.js.  Presuming you still have that code in your project, then yes,
you must still include the NOTICE file in your project.

You don't need to use it for your own work if you don't want to, but you do need to propagate
the attributions from included projects.  Does that all make sense?


> Is it mandatory to have a NOTICE file for a non-ASF project that uses Apache 2.0 license?
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-354
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-354
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Elif T. Kuş
>
> Is it mandatory to have a NOTICE file for a non-ASF project that uses Apache 2.0 license?
> I'm asking for the Prometheus project. 
> https://github.com/prometheus/prometheus/issues/3399
> Kind regards,
> Elif



--
This message was sent by Atlassian JIRA
(v6.4.14#64029)

---------------------------------------------------------------------
To unsubscribe, e-mail: legal-discuss-unsubscribe@apache.org
For additional commands, e-mail: legal-discuss-help@apache.org


Mime
View raw message