incubator-general mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Justin Mclean <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache NetBeans 9.0 Beta (incubating) rc2
Date Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:49:21 GMT

It -1 (binding) as there may be GPL inclusions in the release and Category B software in a
source release, the source release LICENSE is missing several things, and the binary LICENSE
and NOTICE contains too much and the source release contains compiled  source, may also be
some images that you don’t have permission to use or distribute. Some of these may turn
out to be minor issues but they need to be clarified.

Please ask your mentors to help on fixing up the LICENSE and/or read this [1]. Some time ago
I also made this which may help. [2][3] I suggest you also run rat on the release to find
some of these issues I found.

I checked:
- incubating in name
- disclaimer exists
- LICENSE has a number of issues (see below)
- There’s a number of file that are missing ASF headers, including 700 odd java files, and
a large number  number of xml, dtd, wdsl, xsd and files containing code ending with .pass.
- unexpected binary files in the source release [26][27][28][29] (these contain compiled code)

Several (not dual license) GPL license files exist in the source release. Does this software
include GPL or depend on any GPL licensed software? For instance [4][19]

There a large number of icons in the release do know the ip provenance of them and how they
are licensed?

There also seems to be a number of stock photos [30][31][32] in the release. How are they
licensed? Do you have permission to use or distribute them?

LICENSE is missing licenses for:
- CDDL licensed this [5] and about 100 others inside
- These CDDL/GPL licensed files [7][8][10] and a number of files like this one is [9]
- this patch file seems to be removing a GPL/CDDL header [6]
- these EPL licensed files [11][12][13][14][15][16]
- these files under the sun public license [17][18]
- this MIT licensed file [20] (which also includes MIT licensed normalize.css)
- this patch seems to be removing a MIT license header [21]
- this IOS file [22] (and about a dozen other files)
- how is this file licensed? [23]
- this WC3 license file [24] and a dozen others

However CDDL, EPL and the sun public license are in Category B [25] and not allowed is source
form in a release.

I glanced at the binary LICENSE and NOTICE of the binary and I think there's too much information
in there.
- There is no need to repeat the Apache license text several times
- Only 3rd party software that is bundled in the source release needs to be mention in LICENSE
and NOTICE.  Is everything mentioned really bundled?
- NOTICE seems to contain too much information
- For long licenses it best to use a pointer the the full text of the license rather than
include the full text


4. nbbuild/licenses/LGPL-2.1
5. test/unit/src/org/netbeans/modules/editor/settings/storage/compatibility/p1/
6. css.lib/src/org/netbeans/modules/css/lib/antlrv4.patch
7. j2ee.persistence/src/org/netbeans/modules/j2ee/persistence/dd/resources/orm_1_0.xsd
8. j2ee.persistence/src/org/netbeans/modules/j2ee/persistence/dd/resources/persistence_1_0.xsd
10. websvc.saas.api/src/org/netbeans/modules/websvc/saas/model/wadl20061109.xsd
11. xml.jaxb/src/org/netbeans/modules/xml/jaxb/resources/eclipselink_oxm_2_3.xsd
12. maven.coverage/src/org/netbeans/modules/maven/coverage/jacoco-1.0.dtd
13. j2ee.persistence/src/org/netbeans/modules/j2ee/persistence/dd/resources/orm_2_0.xsd
14. j2ee.persistence/src/org/netbeans/modules/j2ee/persistence/dd/resources/orm_2_1.xsd
15. j2ee.persistence/src/org/netbeans/modules/j2ee/persistence/dd/resources/persistence_2_0.xsd
16. j2ee.persistence/src/org/netbeans/modules/j2ee/persistence/dd/resources/persistence_2_1.xsd
17. diff/test/unit/src/org/netbeans/modules/diff/builtin/provider/DiffTestFile1a.txt
18. diff/test/unit/src/org/netbeans/modules/diff/builtin/provider/DiffTestFile1b.txt
19 apisupport.installer/src/org/netbeans/modules/apisupport/installer/resources/licenses/GPL
20. css.model/test/unit/data/testfiles/bootstrap.css
21. html.validation/external/validator.patch
22. html.editor/src/org/netbeans/modules/html/editor/resources/DTDs/4_0/HTMLlat1.ent
23. welcome/src/org/netbeans/modules/welcome/resources/rss-0_91.dtd
24. src/org/netbeans/modules/xml/catalog/resources/Transform.xsd
26. ./lib.terminalemulator/examples/lib.richexecution/
27. ./lib.terminalemulator/examples/lib.richexecution/
28. ./lib.terminalemulator/examples/lib.richexecution/
29. ./lib.terminalemulator/examples/lib.richexecution/
30. ./netbeans/javafx2.samples/DisplayShelf/src/displayshelf/animalX.jpg
31. ./netbeans/javafx2.samples/Fireworks/src/Fireworks/sf.jpg
32. ./netbeans/javafx2.samples/PuzzlePieces/src/puzzlepieces/PuzzlePieces-picture.jpg

To unsubscribe, e-mail:
For additional commands, e-mail:

View raw message