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From "Craig L Russell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-258) How do we deal with non-ASF licenses in the header of a file?
Date Sun, 19 Jun 2016 00:38:05 GMT

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Craig L Russell commented on LEGAL-258:
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I agree with the proposed course of action: leave the header and add a pointer to the license.

I would not worry at all about the copyrights. The license gives us what we need to use the
files in Apache projects.

Only add an Apache license to the file if you change it, which is permitted by the MIT license.


> How do we deal with non-ASF licenses in the header of a file?
> -------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-258
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-258
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Andrew Palumbo
>
> I need to bring some c++ header files into the Mahout codebase.  Currently they have
an MIT X11 license at the top eg.:
> {code}
> +
> +/* =========================================================================
> +   Copyright (c) 2010-2016, Institute for Microelectronics,
> +                            Institute for Analysis and Scientific Computing,
> +                            TU Wien.
> +   Portions of this software are copyright by UChicago Argonne, LLC.
> +
> +                            -----------------
> +                  ViennaCL - The Vienna Computing Library
> +                            -----------------
> +
> +   Project Head:    Karl Rupp                   rupp@iue.tuwien.ac.at
> +
> +   (A list of authors and contributors can be found in the manual)
> +
> +   License:         MIT (X11), see file LICENSE in the base directory
> +============================================================================= */
> +
> +/** @file viennacl/compressed_matrix.hpp
> +  {...}
> {code}
> I am wondering if I should copy the ASF License above that or if that license needs to
be removed fully?  There are ~50 c++ header files that i will be bringing in.
> Should I just leave this as is?  It is my understanding that we should not modify the
file or the license.
> Thank You
>  



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