DEPENDENCIES file template
Each released software archive must contain a DEPENDENCIES file in it to declare third-party dependencies and their licenses. The following template should be used:
Apache Felix AAA Copyright BBB The Apache Software Foundation This software was developed at the Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org) and may have dependencies on other Apache software licensed under Apache License 2.0. I. Included Third-Party Software CCC II. Used Third-Party Software DDD III. Overall License Summary - Apache License 2.0 - EEE
Where the placeholders have the following meaning:
- AAA - Name of the Felix subproject.
- BBB - Copyright year or range of years.
- CCC - List of third-party software included in the archive.
- DDD - List of third-party software used (but not included) by the archive.
- EEE - List of additional third-party licenses as a result of the dependencies.
The format for an individual third-party dependency is flexible, but should try to include the name of the developing organization or individual, a URL, a copyright, and the license. For example, a dependency on OSGi software would look like this:
This product includes software developed at The OSGi Alliance (http://www.osgi.org/). Copyright (c) OSGi Alliance (2000, 2009). Licensed under the Apache License 2.0.
If you need additional examples on how to fill out a DEPENDENCIES file, look at other examples in the SVN repo or ask on the dev@felix mailing list.