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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [legal] change of copyright notice policy
Date Thu, 28 Sep 2006 13:14:53 GMT
+1

On Sep 28, 2006, at 8:57 AM, Tim Ellison wrote:

> 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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