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Discussion: Policy for Third-Party Code in Apache Releases

17 Mar 2004

 There has been too much confusion over what may be included
 in a source code or binary distribution of an Apache release
 from  Below is a proposed policy to be
 publicly posted to address this confusion.  The board would
 also need to set a date for conformance to this policy.

 1. If anything is unclear or in doubt, bring your questions to  Better to ask early than late or

 2. Source distributions must be under the terms of the Apache
    License.  Source distributions may include third-party
    software under other licenses, but those licenses must not
    place requirements or restrictions on the code, even those
    subsets of code, that go beyond those of the Apache license.

 3. Binary distributions may include third-party libraries that
    allow for redistribution in combination with code under the
    Apache License.  The existance of any library whose
    copyright terms go beyond that of the Apache License *must*
    be prominently mentioned in the LICENSE file accompaning the
    binary distribution (appended after the Apache License), and
    all requirements of the licenses of the third party code
    must be followed with respect to attribution, labelling, et

 4. It is the responsibility of all developers to be aware of
    the licenses on included code, to follow those requirements,
    and make those requirements clear to the recipients of their

 The board approved the above "talking points" regarding
 third-party code in Apache releases.  Notice will be
 sent to members@.