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From Jukka Zitting <>
Subject Re: Feedback on updated NOTICE and LICENSE files (was: [VOTE] Release Kafka 0.7.0-incubating)
Date Fri, 02 Dec 2011 09:33:52 GMT

On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 3:32 AM, Jakob Homan <> wrote:
>   You appear to have generated your list of jars from looking at
> kafka-0.7.0-incubating.tar.gz, the binary distribution that has been
> built as a customary courtesy as part of the release attempt.  This
> includes quite a few jars that are not included in the source tree
> since binary distributions do include transitive dependencies.  Are
> you saying that entries need to be included in NOTICE and LICENSE for
> jars/dlls that are included in binary releases?

Yes, see

If properly tracking the licenses of all the dependencies included in
such a composite artifact is too much effort, you can always *not*
publish the artifact. Just leave it up to downstream users to compile
it and thus have them take over responsibility of properly managing
the licensing status in case they want to redistribute the resulting

> A quick check shows that neither Hadoop, nor HBase. nor Whirr
> (recently with a an incubator release) do not do this.

Then these projects have some work to do. Can you file issues with
these projects referring the above link and this email thread?


Jukka Zitting

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