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From Marvin Humphrey <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Where does copyright information go for a binary distribution?
Date Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:08:11 GMT
On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 10:21 PM, James Taylor <> wrote:
> Thank you, Marvin. This is very valuable, especially the way you walked
> through your thought process.

Glad to hear, and I know what you mean about the walk through!  I didn't fully
understand the NOTICE file until I had Roy walk me through its origins last

The original "required attribution" was section 3 of the Apache license 1.1.

    3. The end-user documentation included with the redistribution,
       if any, must include the following acknowledgment:
          "This product includes software developed by the
           Apache Software Foundation ("
       Alternately, this acknowledgment may appear in the software itself,
       if and wherever such third-party acknowledgments normally appear.

The existence of that requirement in the ALv1.1 itself made it incompatible
with the GPL, in that ALv1.1-licensed works could not be incorporated into an
combined work licensed under the GPL.  Moving it to the new NOTICE file
spelled out in the ALv2 eliminated the incompatibility.

The ALv1.1 also contains the following credit:

    Portions of this software are based upon public domain software
    originally written at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications,
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

That text now lives in the HTTPD project's NOTICE file.

Marvin Humphrey

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