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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [legal] change of copyright notice policy
Date Thu, 21 Sep 2006 19:05:35 GMT
Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> Please, don't do a patch.
> 
> To make this clear, I'm -1 any massive patch for this.
> 
> I am very +1 any small perl script that solves the problem, that can be
> applied by anyone.

Is the perl script referenced in the policy doc no good?

Regards,
Tim


> On Sep 21, 2006, at 1:05 PM, Alexey Petrenko wrote:
> 
>> I've done the similar task for Apache Yoko project some time ago. I
>> removed original IONA copyright notices and replace them with Apache
>> one.
>>
>> I've used simple command line expression based on the knowledge of
>> copyright notice size.
>>
>> I can do the same thing for Harmony but the patch will be big... :)
>>
>> SY, Alexey
>>
>> 2006/9/21, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com>:
>>> The ASF has changed it's copyright notice policy for source files.
>>> The policy is noted here :
>>>
>>>    http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html
>>>
>>> Any release after Nov 1, 2006 must conform to this policy.  Since we
>>> aren't near a release yet, we have plenty of time, but we should do
>>> this sooner than later.
>>>
>>> First and foremost, any new contributions should follow the policy.
>>>
>>> Second, we should decide how we want to proceed.  It's clear to me
>>> that we're not going to naturally touch all the files over time in
>>> any reasonable amount of time, so we can't just do it over time as we
>>> work on the code.
>>>
>>> The best solution is a script that can be run on an arbitrary source
>>> tree, so that developers can do this on a package by package basis
>>> (or the whole thing at once, although it seems package by package
>>> over time by all the committers seems to be a good way to farm out
>>> the work.  :)
>>>
>>> I think that patches are a bad idea for this since the script is
>>> neater and re-usable for other projects as well.
>>>
>>> Thoughts?
>>>
>>> geir
>>>
>>>
>>>
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>>
>>
>> --Alexey A. Petrenko
>> Intel Middleware Products Division
>>
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Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
IBM Java technology centre, UK.

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