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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Making license adjustment tools publicly available
Date Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:24:05 GMT
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.

>     2. Who should bless the svn mv if we all agree?
>
> Thanks,
> Roman.

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