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From Alex Harui <>
Subject Re: Confusion over NOTICE vs LICENSE files
Date Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:11:49 GMT

On 1/26/16, 12:07 AM, "Justin Mclean" <> wrote:

>> In this email [4], Sebb recommends mentioning non-ASF Apache-licensed
>> bundled dependencies in LICENSE.
>I think you are misrepresenting Sebb here but I'll let him clarify if
>need be.
>The case you refer to the file in question was a binary file whose
>license wasn’t obvious. When adding one (or more) source files they would
>have an Apache header naming the copyright owner so there is no
>requirement to list them in LICENSE. Adding them to LICENSE is not an
>error but it is not required. If it was required then there would be many
>Apache releases with incorrect licenses.

Here's a related link where sebb seems to be saying it applies to source
packages as well:


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