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From Robert Burrell Donkin <>
Subject Re: Thrift release legal issues
Date Mon, 17 Aug 2009 10:51:54 GMT
On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 7:38 AM, J Aaron Farr<> wrote:
> On Mon 17 Aug 2009 10:20, Niclas Hedhman <> wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 10:04 AM, David Crossley<> wrote:
>>> The NOTICE file is not for that purpose. Did you mean to
>>> say that you have seen "LICENSE" files containing pointers?
>> No, I don't mean LICENSE... IIRC (it was not yesterday), the NOTICE
>> file would contain something like;
>> "Portions of this software contains Foo from Bar Foundation, which is
>> under the Abc license. See licenses/"
> That's only necessary if the ABC license requires attribution similar to
> the Apache license.  The NOTICE file is *not* for notifications about
> other licenses.  The NOTICE file is for required attributions as
> specified in the Apache license. notes that it
should include relocated copyright attributions (if there are any)

> You can put all the licenses or references to the licences in the
> LICENSE file.

AIUI this is only best practice, not normative. every third party
library MUST have a license but including them next to the appropriate
artifact (rather than collecting them together) is ok but not

- robert

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