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From Henri Yandell <bay...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Adding non-ASF licensing headers to an Incubating project code base
Date Wed, 02 Mar 2016 17:55:56 GMT
Bear in mind that the current code doesn't have a header; the situation
here is to find a way to add a header so the licensing is clear. Once we
add them, they shouldn't be moved per your comment, Alex.

Re: Justin's 'major changes happen' - it's for when a copyrightable change
happens (authored by one of our committers). So more 'anything other than
trivial' rather than 'major'.


On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 8:08 AM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:

> Interesting case.  I thought if you don't have a ICLA or SGA for some
> lines of code in a file, you can't touch its header.  So I suppose you
> could copy the BSD copyright lines to NOTICE, but you'd have to leave them
> in the source file until you get permission from the owner to move it.
> -Alex
> From: Justin Mclean <justin@classsoftware.com>
> Reply-To: "legal-discuss@apache.org" <legal-discuss@apache.org>
> Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 3:44 AM
> To: "legal-discuss@apache.org" <legal-discuss@apache.org>
> Subject: Re: Adding non-ASF licensing headers to an Incubating project
> code base
> Hi,
> Just twigged what you meant. Sorry for slowness :)
> No my fault sorry,  I could of worded that in a clearer way.
> The other question is when to add the Apache source header. Assuming we
>> have CLAs that cover enough of the project to affect every file
> My impression is that that’s not the case, (i.e. not all contributors to
> the original project have signed CLA and that why the code is still BSD
> licensed) but I can’t speak for the project and don’t know the full details.
> then either a) the project could add the Apache header as and when they
>> modify those files
> My understanding (also possibly mistaken) is that only occurs when major
> changes happen, and even then you probably need to add the original
> copyright to NOTICE?
> Thanks,
> Justin

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