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From Roman Shaposhnik <ro...@shaposhnik.org>
Subject Re: Making license adjustment tools publicly available
Date Fri, 05 Feb 2016 23:51:13 GMT
On Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 11:24 AM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5 February 2016 at 00:14, Roman Shaposhnik <rvs@apache.org> wrote:
>> Hi!
>>
>> a podling recently asked me why:
>>     https://svn.apache.org/repos/private/committers/relicense/
>>     https://svn.apache.org/repos/private/committers/tools/copy2license.pl
>> are only available to commiters. I see
>> no reason why, but of course I'm appreciative
>> of the warning here:
>>     https://svn.apache.org/repos/private/committers/README
>>
>> Two questions:
>>    1. Is there any disagreement that making this tool publically
>>     available would be a 'good thing' ?
>
> Yes, there are caveats:
> - as I recall, the tools are not perfect, and have not seen any recent
> development.
> - is it safe to automate the update of license headers? This is
> generally something that needs to be addressed file by file.

Sure. But the above literally applies to all of our software (there are always
caveats). At any rate, seems like there's enough agreement to make them
publicly available (note I'm not saying advertising them or anything).

I'll let it stew till Mon and then JFDY

Thanks,
Roman.

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