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Subject [Legal Wiki] Update of "3party/notice/discuss" by RoyFielding
Date Wed, 05 Mar 2008 19:21:06 GMT
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The following page has been changed by RoyFielding:

The comment on the change is:
answer some FAQs

  [!SebastianBazley] Comments
   * I assume that NOTICE files don't need to itemise Apache projects, e.g. if Apache Foo
includes Apache Bar in the distribution, this does not need to be mentioned, as Apache Bar
is covered by the paragraph: "This product includes software developed at The Apache Software
+    * [!RoyFielding] Right.
   * Where do the LICENSE, NOTICE and README files need to appear? eg.
-    * In every independently distributed artefact, e.g. source/binary archives, binary jars
+    * In every independently distributed artifact, e.g. source/binary archives, binary jars
+      * [!RoyFielding] Yes.
     * In source code repositories? If so, where?
+      * [!SamRuby] Root directory of the distribution
+        * [!SebastianBazley] does "distribution" include source code repositories?
+          * [!RoyFielding] Yes, the repository itself is a form of distribution. The N&L
files should appear at the root of each trunk or branch.  Additional N&L files may be
placed in other subtree locations, depending on how the project makes use of its own repository
space and how they choose to construct packages for release.
     * If an archive includes nested archives or Java jars, I assume these also need N&L
files - is this correct?
-    * [!SamRuby] Root directory of the distribution [!SebastianBazley] does "distribution"
include source code repositories?
+      * [!RoyFielding] Each distribution only needs to obey the requirements of each copyright
owner exactly once. For convenience, they may be obeyed more than once.  Use your own judgment.
   * I assume that the LICENSE NOTICE and README files are only supposed to contain details
of items that are actually '''included''' in a distribution.
     * Is this correct? 
      * [!SamRuby] I would agree... for the LICENSE and NOTICE
+     * [!RoyFielding] They must, at a minimum, contain the required attributions for what
is being distributed in that distribution.  They may include additional details for what is
distributed within release packages (as a convenience to the RM).  They NEVER include any
mention of anything that is not distributed by the ASF, even if the product does not work
without said thing -- such information belongs in the README file.
     * Or should they ever include references to external dependencies? If so, when?
      * [!SamRuby] Seems like something that one would expect to find in a README
     * Where an Apache project has multiple modules which are also distributed in separate
files, do the N&L files need to be tailored for the individual items, or can the same
N&L files be used for all modules? For example, there may be some code in module A that
requires an attribution, but module B does not have the code: can module B use the same N&L

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