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From Oliver Deakin <oliver.dea...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [legal] change of copyright notice policy
Date Fri, 22 Sep 2006 08:13:28 GMT
Tim Ellison wrote:
> I suggest that committers volunteer to run the script (and verify the
> results etc.) on a module-by-module, rather than package-by-package,
> basis; plus the VMs of course.
>
> Let's list the units of work on the wiki and have people sign-up to
> convert them.
>
> I assume that we will convert *all* copyright blocks in SVN (tools,
> website, etc.), not just those that would make it into a release, right?
>   

AFAICS from the policy page, we do not need to apply any
changes to the website (it's in the FAQ further down the same page).

Regards,
Oliver

> What a drag.
> Tim
>
>
> Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>   
>> 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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>
>   

-- 
Oliver Deakin
IBM United Kingdom Limited


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