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From Kevan Miller <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] publish openjpa 0.9.6-incubating release
Date Thu, 30 Nov 2006 16:43:00 GMT

On Nov 18, 2006, at 9:49 AM, robert burrell donkin wrote:

> On 11/17/06, Marc Prud'hommeaux <> wrote:
>> On Nov 16, 2006, at 12:57 PM, robert burrell donkin wrote:


>> > -- questions --
>> >
>> > i can't find LICENSE, NOTICE or DISCLAIMER in
>> > openjpa-all-0.9.6-incubating.jar. did you intend to prevent  
>> official
>> > distribution through maven repositories?
>> Oops ... we missed putting these in. I've corrected this for the
>> LICENSE.txt and NOTICE.txt files. However, looking at http://
>> , I don't see any
>> mention of including the DISCLAIMER file ... is there somewhere else
>> that mentions that that file should be included in jars (or other
>> binary artifacts)?
> you won't find it since this is not a general requirement for apache
> releases :-)
> the IPMC requires a disclaimer text is distributed with each artifact.
> i guessed that since openjpa uses a DISCLAIMER.txt that it would make
> sense to include this. feel free to shoot me down if you already
> include the disclaimer in some other form.

Apologies for jumping in so late.

One request for the LICENSE/NOTICE files that you're adding to the  
openjpa-all jar file. Rather than including your global LICENSE/ 
NOTICE files (that contain license/notice information for all  
artifacts in your binary release), could you limit the license/notice  
information only to the artifacts that are contained with in the  
openjpa-all archive? This allows embedding products to be more  
precise in their license/notice handling.

For instance, your NOTICE file contains the following:

* OpenJPA is bundled with the binaries from the JPA specification, by
     Sun Microsystems and licensed under the CDDL 1.0. The source  
code is
     available at: 

However, this does not apply (I believe) to the artifacts contained  
within openjpa-all. So, users of open-jpa may not have this  
dependency. Geonimo is embedding openjpa-all, but does not have a  
dependency on the Sun JPA specification (we have our own jpa spec API  


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