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From Bill Stoddard <b...@wstoddard.com>
Subject Re: ASF projects relicensing code from another ASF project?
Date Thu, 14 Sep 2006 20:35:18 GMT
Jim Jagielski wrote:
> 
> On Sep 14, 2006, at 4:35 AM, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> 
>> Consider two ASF projects: A and B.
>>
>> B decides that A has some cool code that they want to use.  So, they
>> copy some files from A's tree to B's tree.  Committers to B may then
>> tweak that code (orig from A) within B's tree.
>>
>> However, the code from A may be slightly out-of-date - say it has an
>> older copyright license block.  Is it then okay for committers in B to
>> remove the Copyright lines in the files originally drawn from A and
>> update the license block in their forked copy in B?
> 
> I would say yes. It's not the projects per-se that "own"
> the code, but rather the ASF proper. As such, the headers
> should reflect the state of copyright for the ASF, and
> B really *should* make sure it's up to date, even if
> A is dropping the ball.

Yes, I agree with Jim. Obviously there is more to the question. Waiting for the other shoe
to drop ;-)

Bill


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