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From Kevin Minder <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache Knox-0.3.1-incubating RC3
Date Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:11:50 GMT

Thanks for your careful review.  I'd like your continued insight into 
two specific issues that you have raised.

WRT the NOTICE files in root vs gatway-release/home, this is actually an 
issue that I struggled with when laying things out initially.  We 
certainly don't include the source for 3rd party products anywhere.  
This covers why they are not mentioned in NOTICE at the top level of the 
source repo/archive.  The NOTICE file in gatway-release/home ends up in 
the root of our binary distributions.  This binary distribution does 
contain the JARs for those 3rd party products.  Therefore I thought I 
was following the rules by having these two NOTICE files be different 
and represent the actual content of the respective archives.

For hadoop-examples.jar I understand your reaction.  I would like to try 
and justify the inclusion for this specific use case however.  This JAR 
is included for "ease of use", especially for first time users.  
Basically to use Knox with Hadoop you need to have an existing Hadoop 
"application".    Our user's guide walks through an example of uploading 
and running this sample Hadoop application. (It is not used at compile 
time at all).  If we don't check this into SCM and build it as part of 
Knox, that would create a tight coupling between Knox and a specific 
Hadoop version only used to create this post-install sample JAR file.  I 
think about this similar to including a sample JPEG in a image processor 
distribution.  There you wouldn't expect the JPEG to be build from 
source.  All that being said, we certainly shouldn't have two copies, 
although fixing that will be an interesting maven challenge.

Thanks again for your continued feedback!


On 12/2/13 2:30 PM, sebb wrote:
> On 20 November 2013 16:09, larry mccay <> wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> This is a call for a vote on Apache Knox Gateway 0.3.1 incubating.
>> A vote was held on developer mailing list and it passed with 3 +1's, and 0
>> -1's or +0's and now
>> requires a vote on
>> The [VOTE] thread can be found at:
>> The release candidate is a zip archive of the sources in:
>> Branch v0.3.1 (git checkout -b v0.3.1)
>> Tag:
> The NOTICE file is wrong:
> The lines enclosed in == need to be removed.
> "This product includes software developed by"
> should be
> "This product includes software developed at"
> There is another NOTICE and LICENSE file at
> gatway-release/home
> These are completely different from the ones at the top-level, and
> mention a lot of 3rd party products.
> Does the source archive really contain all the 3rd party products as source?
> If so, then this needs to be in the NOTICE and LICENSE files at the
> top-level of SCM and the source archive.
> If not, the references need to be removed.
> The N&L files must only relate to bits which are actually included in
> the distribution (SCM/source archive/binary archive).
>> Source archive zip file and signature are available from:
> The source archive contains two copies of the binary archive
> hadoop-examples.jar.
> External binary dependencies should not be bundled in the source (nor
> in the SCM).
>> Checksums of the source archive:
>>    SHA1:   04bb11360f57c0431c30cfb181e3199868fe6053
>> The KEYS file can be found at:
>> The release changes file can be found at:
>> The release has been signed with key (587C089B):
>> Vote will be open for 72 hours.
> (a minimum of)
>> thanks,
>> --larry
>> Larry McCay
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