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From Matt Sicker <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release of Apache Griffin-0.2.0-incubating [RC3]
Date Fri, 13 Apr 2018 05:09:47 GMT
On 12 April 2018 at 22:43, Lionel Liu <> wrote:
> 2. Only things that are actually bundled in the release should be mentioned
> in LICENSE. [3][4]
> To my understanding, as a source release, all the dependencies are bundled
> when it is built.
> The dependencies are not bundled in the source code, so we don't need to
> announce any dependencies' licenses in source release?

The idea here is that the LICENSE file only needs to include licenses for
anything that is included in that archive file. So for instance, if you
have source files that are all developed at Apache and have dependencies
that aren't included in the source zip, then you have the most simple
distribution possible here. If you have source files that are licensed
differently (e.g., copied code from an MIT licensed library), then things
start to get complicated. As it is, your source license and notice should
be relatively minimal right now since you're not bundling external
dependencies in said source distribution.

As for the JSON licensing issue, just take a look at the license. It says
it can't be used for evil. While amusing, that's a terrible restriction to
place on end users because it's extremely vague and violates the tenants of
free software.

Matt Sicker <>

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