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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Apache Gobblin 0.12.0 release RC2
Date Sun, 01 Apr 2018 14:29:52 GMT

> On Apr 1, 2018, at 9:35 AM, sebb <> wrote:
> If bundled bits never affect the NOTICE file, why is there a concern
> about minimising the NOTICE contents?

Let's consider the "touch points" between what we release and
the downstream user and consumer eco-system. For these
entities, the 3 "main" files that affect what they can do, as well
as information that is of primary importance that determines
their responsibilities are the README, LICENSE and NOTICE

  o README: because it is the main communication channel between
    the project and downstream
  o LICENSE: because it provides the distribution requirements
    and conditions
  o NOTICE: because it provides the addition information that
    is required to be maintained and "transparent" for the

In many ways, NOTICE is extra data that must be included
for all subsequent downstream and distros and, therefore,
should include only what MUST be folded into the file. That's
why it is defined as such ("... and nothing more"). We want
to minimize extraneous work and efforts required for downstreams
in order to make the use and consumption of Apache code and
projects as easy as possible. A bloated NOTICE with lots
of duplicate information unnecessarily adds addition workload
and, esp, oversight.

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