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From Joe Schaefer <>
Subject Re: Making up policy on the fly
Date Tue, 18 Aug 2009 16:29:36 GMT
----- Original Message ----

> From: Craig L Russell <>
> To:
> Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 12:19:42 PM
> Subject: Re: Making up policy on the fly
> Hi Ant,
> On Aug 18, 2009, at 8:53 AM, ant elder wrote:
> > For the recent LICENSE and NOTICE file issues the current policy
> > allows for the different approaches, different TLPs use different
> > approaches, there's not been consensus on a single approach, and there
> > are relevant JIRAs open with legal that aren't yet resolved.
> Please correct me, but the recent discussion about LICENSE and NOTICE wrt 
> release was a release that did not have licenses for third party projects that 
> are part of the release, neither in LICENSE nor in NOTICE.
> We can discuss (and will continue to do so) where the best place is for 
> licenses, notices, and copyrights (sometimes these are one and the same) but to 
> omit them entirely is just wrong.

The licenses *are* included in the distribution in the lib/licenses directory.
That's not a problem in and of itself.  The problem is that that location isn't
referenced by the LICENSE file itself, and *all* our documentation assumes that
all relevant licenses for a distribution are listed or referenced by that file.


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