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From Richard Hillegas <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache Spark 1.5.1 (RC1)
Date Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:52:19 GMT

-1 (non-binding)

I was able to build Spark cleanly from the source distribution using the
command in

    build/mvn -DskipTests clean package

However, while I was waiting for the build to complete, I started going
through the NOTICE file. I was confused about where to find licenses for
3rd party software bundled with Spark. About halfway through the NOTICE
file, starting with Java Collections Framework, there is a list of licenses
of the form


But there is no license subdirectory in the source distro. I couldn't find
the  *.txt license files for Java Collections Framework, Base64 Encoder, or
JZlib anywhere in the source distro. I couldn't find those files in license
subdirectories at the indicated home pages for those projects. (I did find
the license for JZLIB somewhere else, however:

In addition, I couldn't find licenses for those projects in the master

Are users supposed to get licenses from the indicated 3rd party web sites?
Those online licenses could change. I would feel more comfortable if the
ASF were protected by our bundling the licenses inside our source distros.

After looking for those three licenses, I stopped reading the NOTICE file.
Maybe I'm confused about how to read the NOTICE file. Where should users
expect to find the 3rd party licenses?


Reynold Xin <> wrote on 09/24/2015 12:27:25 AM:

> From: Reynold Xin <>
> To: "" <>
> Date: 09/24/2015 12:28 AM
> Subject: [VOTE] Release Apache Spark 1.5.1 (RC1)
> Please vote on releasing the following candidate as Apache Spark
> version 1.5.1. The vote is open until Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 10:00 UTC
> and passes if a majority of at least 3 +1 PMC votes are cast.
> [ ] +1 Release this package as Apache Spark 1.5.1
> [ ] -1 Do not release this package because ...
> The release fixes 81 known issues in Spark 1.5.0, listed here:
> The tag to be voted on is v1.5.1-rc1:
> 4df97937dbf68a9868de58408b9be0bf87dbbb94
> The release files, including signatures, digests, etc. can be found at:
> Release artifacts are signed with the following key:
> The staging repository for this release (1.5.1) can be found at:
> The documentation corresponding to this release can be found at:
> =======================================
> How can I help test this release?
> =======================================
> If you are a Spark user, you can help us test this release by taking
> an existing Spark workload and running on this release candidate,
> then reporting any regressions.
> ================================================
> What justifies a -1 vote for this release?
> ================================================
> -1 vote should occur for regressions from Spark 1.5.0. Bugs already
> present in 1.5.0 will not block this release.
> ===============================================================
> What should happen to JIRA tickets still targeting 1.5.1?
> ===============================================================
> Please target 1.5.2 or 1.6.0.
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