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From "Sebb (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ROL-2138) NOTICE file does not have standard content
Date Wed, 12 Jun 2019 10:05:00 GMT

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Sebb commented on ROL-2138:
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The NOTICE file includes the line:

"This product includes software developed by"

I'm not sure where you got that from, but it is incorrect.

Also, the binary bundle contains 3rd party software.
This almost always means that the binary N&L files will be different from the source N&L
files.

The NOTICE files in particular must not contain anything that is not required to be present.
So copyright notices should only be added to NOTICE if:
- the relevant software is actually included in the bundle
- the software license requires a NOTICE entry

Further, licenses must be present in the LICENSE file or in a separate text file contained
in the distribution and linked from the LICENSE file. URLs are not sufficient. Also the version
of the 3rd party software should be listed, as license terms may change between versions.

Please reread the link I provided.

> NOTICE file does not have standard content
> ------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: ROL-2138
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ROL-2138
>             Project: Apache Roller
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Sebb
>            Assignee: Aditya Sharma
>            Priority: Critical
>          Time Spent: 10m
>  Remaining Estimate: 0h
>
> The NOTICE file in the 5.2.2 release does not have the standard format [1] for a NOTICE
file
> It does not have the standard header.
> It also contains material which should not be present.
> Note that the NOTICE and LICENSE files must only include details of software which is
actually included in the bundle to which they relate. In this case, the binary bundle contains
3rd party (and other ASF) software, so the NOTICE and LICENSE files should be different.
> Furthermore, the text of all relevant licenses must be included in the bundle; links
to external licenses are not sufficient. The license text can either be appended to the LICENSE
file, or included in separate files linked from the LICENSE file.
> [1] http://www.apache.org/dev/licensing-howto.html#assembling-license-and-notice



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