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From sebb <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release ManifoldCF 0.5-incubating, RC0
Date Tue, 27 Mar 2012 00:15:30 GMT
On 26 March 2012 16:20, Roy T. Fielding <> wrote:
> On Mar 26, 2012, at 4:41 PM, Karl Wright wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 10:24 AM, sebb <> wrote:
>>> On 26 March 2012 02:38, Shinichiro Abe <> wrote:
>>>> Hello Incubator IPMC,
>>>> Please vote on whether or not to release ManifoldCF 0.5-incubating, RC0.
>>>> This RC has passed our podling vote and awaits your inspection.
>>>> You can find the artifact at
>>>> in svn at
>>> The NOTICE file says:
>>> Apache ManifoldCF
>>> Copyright 2010-2011 The Apache Software Foundation
>>> The LICENSE file includes references to lots of jars that are dual
>>> licensed under CDDL v1.0 and GPL v2.
>>> However, there is no indication which license has been chosen by the project.
>>> I think this is a blocker.
> A project does not choose a license.  The license is provided by the copyright
> owner.  We do not change that license, nor do we reduce the number of the
> available licenses to choose from, for downstream recipients.  Therefore,
> it doesn't make any sense to indicate which one is "chosen".
> In any case, the indicated artifacts are only included in binary packages.
> We don't release binaries, so none of these licenses belong in our source
> product's LICENSE file.  We need to be clear that the source code package
> does not include these dependencies.  They only exist in binary distributions.

That's not the case with this product at present; all the jars are
actually in SVN and they are also in the source and binary archives.

> If the project constructs binary distributions via a shared process, then
> the LICENSE/NOTICE files for those distribution packages need to be constructed
> as well --- either by appending a separate file (that contains just the
> licenses/notices that are added for the binary package) or by maintaining a
> separate LICENSE/NOTICE set for the binary package.
> ....Roy
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