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From "John D. Ament" <johndam...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache Traffic Control 1.8.0-incubating (RC9)
Date Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:58:28 GMT
I'd like to know the effort required from your POV to fix the license
file.  Alex's description matches my expectations, thanks for clarifying
it.  I would rather not create a release that didn't match the licensing
requirements, but will be OK if you come back saying its a huge effort
(however, I can't imagine copy and pasting license contents is difficult).

On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 12:14 PM Dan Kirkwood <dangogh@apache.org> wrote:

> Thanks,  Alex..
>
> John -- would it be reasonable to fix this in the next release barring
> any other major issues?
>
> thanks..  Dan
>
> On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 9:34 AM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > On 2/15/17, 7:40 AM, "Dan Kirkwood" <dangogh@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> >>Thanks,  John..   I'm confused on this.   According to
> >>http://www.apache.org/dev/licensing-howto.html#permissive-deps :
> >>
> >>`In LICENSE, add a pointer to the dependency's license within the
> >>distribution and a short note summarizing its licensing:`
> >>
> >>Is MIT a special case in this regard?  And in that case,  do we need a
> >>separate full license entry for each MIT-licensed component we use?
> >>Is this RC acceptable other than the license issues you pointed out?
> >
> > AIUI, a "pointer" is the text from that web page:
> >
> >     This product bundles SuperWidget 1.2.3, which is available under a
> >     MIT license.  For details, see deps/superwidget/LICENSE.txt.
> >
> > Your build/packaging should copy the dependency's MIT License into a file
> > in the release package.  MIT-licensed projects are supposed to have their
> > own copy of the MIT license in their release distributions with a
> > project-specific copyright.  The pointer isn't supposed to be a
> > third-party URL since URLs are not stable, although I would have probably
> > advised you to fix that in the next release.  IMO, it isn't a major flaw
> > for an incubating release.
> >
> > Instead of a "pointer" you can copy whole license files into LICENSE, but
> > many prefer "pointers" to keep the LICENSE file shorter.
> >
> > Of course, I could be wrong...
> >
> > -Alex
> >
> >
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