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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [legal] change of copyright notice policy
Date Thu, 28 Sep 2006 12:57:52 GMT
I suggest we work from a shared document like this

  http://wiki.apache.org/harmony/SourceHeaders

to get all the source files covered.  What do you think?

Regards,
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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Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
IBM Java technology centre, UK.

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