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From "Mark Thomas" <>
Subject RE: Tomcat licensing and License.rtf?
Date Thu, 15 Jan 2009 15:20:01 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mikko-Pekka Partanen []
> Sent: 15 January 2009 13:50
> To:
> Subject: Tomcat licensing and License.rtf?
> Hello all,
> We are looking at the licensing of Apache Tomcat and Ted Husted
> [] told that this list would best place to
> post
> this question. Our question is about packages apache-tomcat-6.0.18-
> and
> When we examined the source code version, we found that the file
> "apache-tomcat-6.0.18-src/res/License.rtf" contains many licenses under
> header "APACHE HTTP SERVER SUBCOMPONENTS:" As Apache http server is a
> separate software package and these licenses are not mentioned in any
> Tomcat
> source files, or in the binary package, we thought that these licenses
> do
> not apply to Apache Tomcat. Is this correct?

It should be an RTF version of the text file in the root of the source
distro. Clearly it isn't. The correct files for Apache Tomcat are the
LICENSE and NOTICE files that should be in the root of the source
distribution. They are also available from subversion:

Sorry for any confusion. I'll get the rtf file fixed for the next release.


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