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From sebb <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Whirr version 0.4.0-incubating
Date Fri, 18 Mar 2011 11:20:03 GMT
On 17 March 2011 22:59, Andrei Savu <> wrote:
> This is the first incubator release for Apache Whirr, version 0.4.0-incubating.
> It fixes the following issues:
> *** Please download, test and vote by March, 22.
> Note that we are voting upon the source (tag), binaries are provided
> for convenience.
> Source and binary files:
> Maven staging repo:
> The tag to be voted upon:

NOTICE file implies no substantial code has been changed this year:

"Apache Whirr
Copyright 2010 The Apache Software Foundation"

That's probably not the case...

But the main issue is that the binary distribution contains lots of
3rd party products which are not mentioned in either the NOTICE file
or the LICENSE file.

If the product requires attribution, the required text must be added
to the NOTICE file.

Whether it requires attribution or not, 3rd party product licenses
must be recorded in the LICENSE file.

The standard method is to include the text in the file, but it may be
allowable to just include a pointer to the license elsewhere in the

What's important is that the user can read the LICENSE file and find
out all the information without having to scan the archive looking for
text files that might contain a relevant licence.

Where the 3rd party product uses AL 2.0 (e.g. pyAntTasks), just note
this in the LICENSE file.

The file bcprov-jdk15-1.44-LICENSE.html is empty, as are 7 others .txt files.

The files containing AL 2.0 should all be removed, and the products
mentioned in LICENSE instead.

I think these issues are sufficient to block the release.

> Whirr's KEYS file containing PGP keys we use to sign the release:
> Note that the Incubator PMC needs to vote upon the release after a
> successful PPMC vote before any release can be made official.
> Cheers,
> Andrei
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