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From Alex Harui <>
Subject Re: LICENSE info for ALv2, not ASF
Date Tue, 08 Mar 2016 06:49:26 GMT

On 3/7/16, 2:38 PM, "Craig Russell" <> wrote:

>>>Agreed.  Sebb's recommendation, AIUI, was to simply mention in LICENSE
>>> that there is a non-ASF AL bundle without copying the entire LICENSE.
>That’s what I was objecting to. LICENSE is for licenses. If notice is
>required, then use NOTICE.

Hmm.  It feels like maybe folks aren't actually reading the first link I
provided [1].  In it, sebb approves a patch to the how-to [2].  The how-to
currently recommends not placing 3rd party licenses in the LICENSE file
and instead using a template like:

This product bundles SuperWidget 1.2.3, which is available under a
"3-clause BSD" license.  For details, see deps/superwidget/.

In [1], the proposed patch is to use a similar template for non-ASF ALv2
bundles.  The text being added is, AIUI, not stuff we are supposed to put

Justin is technically correct that [2] does not clearly state to list
non-ASF ALv2 bundles using the template but it would if the patch had been
applied.  The patch would create a section that reads:

"Assuming once again that that the bundled dependency itself contains no
bundled subcomponents under other licenses and thus the ALv2 applies
uniformly to all files, there is no need to add another copy of the ALv2
license, but if the dependency is third-party, the LICENSE file should

'Includes Foo V1.2 under the Apache License 2.0'"

I've been hoping someone braver than me would apply the patch, but now it
appears that Marvin is going to refresh the whole document, so maybe it
will finally get settled when his revision comes up for review.



>>> -Alex
>> Got it. Thanks Alex & Craig for the clarifications.
>> -Steve
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