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From "Ralf (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (NUTCH-2290) Update licenses of bundled libraries
Date Tue, 22 May 2018 20:35:00 GMT


Ralf commented on NUTCH-2290:



Shouldn't we upgrade ALL dependencies first? There some that are very old.

> Update licenses of bundled libraries
> ------------------------------------
>                 Key: NUTCH-2290
>                 URL:
>             Project: Nutch
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: deployment
>    Affects Versions: 2.3.1, 1.12
>            Reporter: Sebastian Nagel
>            Priority: Major
>             Fix For: 1.15
> The files LICENSE.txt and NOTICE.txt were last edited 5 years ago and should be updated
to include all licenses of dependencies (and their dependencies) in accordance to [Assembling
> # check for missing or obsolete licenses due to added or removed dependencies
> # update year in NOTICE.txt -- should be a range according to the licensing HOWTO
> # bundled libraries are referenced with path and version number, e.g {{lib/icu4j-4_0_1.jar}}.
This would require to update the LICENSE.txt with every dependency upgrade. A more generic
reference ("ICU4J") would be easier to maintain but the HOWTO requires to "specify the version
of the dependency as licenses are sometimes changed".
> # try to reduce the size of LICENSE.txt (currently 5800 lines). Mainly, according to
the HOWTO there is no need to repeat the Apache license again and again.

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