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From Justin Mclean <jus...@classsoftware.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Heron Release 0.20.3-incubating Release Candidate 8
Date Tue, 08 Dec 2020 06:04:30 GMT
HI,

-1 (binding) due to license and notice issues

I checked:
- incubating in name
- LICENSE has issues (see below)
- NOTICE has wrong year
- DISCLAIMER exists (not WIP one)
- no unexpected binary files
- ASF files have ASF headers

I’m a little confused by the LICENSE file. 

First off it uses URLs to link to the LICENSE text, the full license text often needs to be
included as part of the license conditions (from ALv2, MIT and BSD style licenses so need
to be included in the releases. While the URL are useful they can break over time or worse
the license change, you should point to the license file in the licenses directory. Also part
of the BSD and MIT licences include a copyright line and this will vary with each bit of included
code.

JSXTransformer is listed under the Apache 2.0, MIT, BSD 2 clause and BSD 3 clause licenses.
It may be that this files include 3rd party code under different licenses or the file itself
is under multiple licenses. If it was under multiple licenses you would generally select which
one you want to use. If not then each of those pieces of 3rd party code is likely to have
its own name and copyright holder (for MIT and BSD licenses) which need to be included or
pointed to by the LICENSE file.

LICENSE is also missing the license for the trykker font and may be missing other things.

Thanks,
Justin


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