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From "Martijn Dashorst" <>
Subject Re: Source tar ball != svn tag (was: Re: [VOTE] Approve release CXF 2.0.5-incubator)
Date Fri, 28 Mar 2008 00:22:37 GMT
On 3/28/08, William A. Rowe, Jr. <> wrote:
>  > "In particular, every artifact distributed must contain appropriate
>  > LICENSE and NOTICE files."
> These SHOULD be present, in any instance it should be possible to discover
>  the providence of a file from an arbitrary svn checkout/export; we just
>  finished a long thread along these lines, justifying why this is so.

There is still no policy for that (or please point me to the policy
document). However, iirc the files in the CXF tar ball are generated
based on the sub modules in the repository during the build. Hence the
path to these files should be clear.

>  You cannot say an svn checkout is not licensed, ergo license and notice
>  should be present, at least at some higher level of the tree covering
>  everything in that node.

Not having the LICENSE in the root repository folder doesn't make it
unlicensed. It makes it unclear to the person checking out the code


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