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From Marvin Humphrey <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Where does copyright information go for a binary distribution?
Date Fri, 28 Mar 2014 03:59:23 GMT
On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 11:08 AM, James Taylor <> wrote:
> Yes, our source and binary releases have different NOTICE/LICENSE files.


This is great for the Phoenix podling, and also progress for the Incubator and
the ASF.

There has always been the need for tuning the NOTICE file for a binary
redistribution when additional deps are pulled in, but for a long interval the
Incubator got too lax and many podling releases were approved bearing
binary-distro NOTICE files inappropriate for a canonical source release.

> The source ones are simple, as we have no dependencies.

Also excellent!  (And also progress for the ASF and the Incubator.)

Evaluating complex licensing documentation is costly.  By keeping licensing
files minimal and free of extraneous information, we spare downstream
consumers from some of the challenges we're currently working through.

> It's the binary one I'm trying to get clarity on.

Or to put it another way, the licensing documentation for the official release
is done and we are now concerned with licensing docs for a convenience binary
provided by a third party.

Alex Harui wrote elsethread:

> [...] I mainly wanted to thank
> you for going through all of this effort to get these files right.

+1, thanks for hanging in there, James.

Your suggestion elsewhere regarding adding example cases to the licensing
howto is well taken.

Marvin Humphrey

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