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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [legal] change of copyright notice policy
Date Fri, 22 Sep 2006 12:03:03 GMT

On Sep 22, 2006, at 4:13 AM, Oliver Deakin wrote:

> 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).

True, but we should eventually get there.  Our web pages do have a  
(c) at the bottom anyway, so making them align isn't harmful.

geir

>
> 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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>
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> Oliver Deakin
> IBM United Kingdom Limited
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