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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [legal] change of copyright notice policy
Date Thu, 21 Sep 2006 19:28:53 GMT

On Sep 21, 2006, at 3:05 PM, Tim Ellison wrote:

> Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>> 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.
>
> Is the perl script referenced in the policy doc no good?
>

That would work :)

> Regards,
> Tim
>
>
>> 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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>>>
>>>
>>> --Alexey A. Petrenko
>>> Intel Middleware Products Division
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