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From sebb <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache ManifoldCF 0.1
Date Sat, 08 Jan 2011 14:51:30 GMT
Note: the NOTICE year will need to be changed for the next release to 2010-2011.
For the current release I think it can remain as is - there don't seem
to have been any substantive changes made in 2011.

The leading blank lines need to be removed.

Otherwise, I concur with what Ant has mentioned elsethread.
The NOTICE file needs to be as short as possible; think of it as an About box.

Generally at most one or two lines are needed per product (as for ASF code)
So for any products that *require* a notice, the following should be enough:

This product contains MegaCorp FOO
Copyright (c) 1995-2000 by the MegaCorp Universal Corporation

The full details go in the LICENSE file.

On 8 January 2011 11:05, Karl Wright <> wrote:
> Rather than spin a whole new RC and upload it, which takes me two
> hours, I've attached the revised proposed NOTICE and LICENSE here, so
> people can comment directly.
> Karl
> On Sat, Jan 8, 2011 at 5:51 AM, Karl Wright <> wrote:
>> The current NOTICE file has exactly what you specify, plus a preamble
>> describing components and their licenses.  I will remove the preamble
>> - it was based on the Solr/Lucene NOTICE which I was told to use as an
>> example.
>> The LICENSE file, on the other hand, should currently have everything
>> that's in the NOTICE file in expanded form.  If you think I should
>> move the preamble to the LICENSE file as well, this would be the time
>> to indicate that.  Otherwise, the preamble will just be deleted.
>> Karl
>> On Sat, Jan 8, 2011 at 5:06 AM, ant elder <> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 11:13 AM, Karl Wright <> wrote:
>>>> - I have made no changes to NOTICE and LICENSE, because the incubator
>>>> and community advice seemed contradictory.  I would like a general
>>>> sense of how many people feel that the current NOTICE and LICENSE
>>>> files are unacceptable before I make changes.
>>> The NOTICE file is still incorrect and includes a lot of unnecessary
>>> stuff. Understanding how to do releases with the correct legal files
>>> is one of the important parts of incubation and as this is the first
>>> release for the poddling i think this needs to be sorted out.
>>> For the NOTICE file, start with the following text (between the ---'s):
>>> ---
>>> Apache ManifestCF
>>> Copyright 2010 The Apache Software Foundation
>>> This product includes software developed by
>>> The Apache Software Foundation (
>>> ---
>>> and then add _nothing_ unless you can find explicit policy documented
>>> somewhere in the ASF that says it is required. If someone wants to add
>>> something ask for the URL where the requirement is documented. The
>>> NOTICE file should only include required notices, the other text thats
>>> in the current NOTICE file could go in a README file, see
>>> For the LICENSE file, it should start with the AL as the current one
>>> does, and then include the text for all the other licenses used in the
>>> distribution. Those license that are currently in the NOTICE file
>>> should be moved to the LICENSE file and then you need to verify that
>>> all the 3rd party dependencies in the src and binary distributions are
>>> also in the LICENSE files of those distributions.
>>>   ...ant
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