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From Karl Wright <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache ManifoldCF 0.1
Date Sat, 08 Jan 2011 11:05:40 GMT
Rather than spin a whole new RC and upload it, which takes me two
hours, I've attached the revised proposed NOTICE and LICENSE here, so
people can comment directly.


On Sat, Jan 8, 2011 at 5:51 AM, Karl Wright <> wrote:
> The current NOTICE file has exactly what you specify, plus a preamble
> describing components and their licenses.  I will remove the preamble
> - it was based on the Solr/Lucene NOTICE which I was told to use as an
> example.
> The LICENSE file, on the other hand, should currently have everything
> that's in the NOTICE file in expanded form.  If you think I should
> move the preamble to the LICENSE file as well, this would be the time
> to indicate that.  Otherwise, the preamble will just be deleted.
> Karl
> On Sat, Jan 8, 2011 at 5:06 AM, ant elder <> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 11:13 AM, Karl Wright <> wrote:
>>> - I have made no changes to NOTICE and LICENSE, because the incubator
>>> and community advice seemed contradictory.  I would like a general
>>> sense of how many people feel that the current NOTICE and LICENSE
>>> files are unacceptable before I make changes.
>> The NOTICE file is still incorrect and includes a lot of unnecessary
>> stuff. Understanding how to do releases with the correct legal files
>> is one of the important parts of incubation and as this is the first
>> release for the poddling i think this needs to be sorted out.
>> For the NOTICE file, start with the following text (between the ---'s):
>> ---
>> Apache ManifestCF
>> Copyright 2010 The Apache Software Foundation
>> This product includes software developed by
>> The Apache Software Foundation (
>> ---
>> and then add _nothing_ unless you can find explicit policy documented
>> somewhere in the ASF that says it is required. If someone wants to add
>> something ask for the URL where the requirement is documented. The
>> NOTICE file should only include required notices, the other text thats
>> in the current NOTICE file could go in a README file, see
>> For the LICENSE file, it should start with the AL as the current one
>> does, and then include the text for all the other licenses used in the
>> distribution. Those license that are currently in the NOTICE file
>> should be moved to the LICENSE file and then you need to verify that
>> all the 3rd party dependencies in the src and binary distributions are
>> also in the LICENSE files of those distributions.
>>   ...ant
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