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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [legal] change of copyright notice policy
Date Thu, 21 Sep 2006 17:09:09 GMT
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.

geir

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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>
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> Alexey A. Petrenko
> Intel Middleware Products Division
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