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From sebb <>
Subject Re: Feedback on updated NOTICE and LICENSE files (was: [VOTE] Release Kafka 0.7.0-incubating)
Date Fri, 02 Dec 2011 10:55:45 GMT
On 2 December 2011 09:33, Jukka Zitting <> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
> artifacts.

Or publish the binary versions of our source only, and leave it to
users to download the dependencies.

It's vitally important that the users are made aware of the licensing
requirements for everything we publish.

>> 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?
> BR,
> Jukka Zitting
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