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From "John D. Ament"<johndam...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Adding non-ASF licensing headers to an Incubating project code base
Date Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:38:29 GMT
Apologies for the really late response on this, but wanted to get more insight.

I'm a little puzzled why we have BSD licensed code in an Apache project.  Was there an SGA
executed for MADLib to convert it to Apache License?

John

On 2016-03-01 21:40 (-0400), Roman Shaposhnik <roman@shaposhnik.org> wrote: 
> Hi!
> 
> during the review of Apache MADlib (incubating) release
> an issue came up that I'd like to ask for legal-discuss
> opinion on.
> 
> The issue has to do with the bulk of MADlib code base
> licensed under the 2-clause BSD license but individual
> files lacking explicit license headers. E.g.:
>     https://github.com/madlib/madlib/blob/placeholder/src/modules/linalg/average.cpp
> 
> Given that the project had multiple contributors I felt
> like ASF MADlib community turning around and
> unilaterally adding BSD license headers might not be
> acceptable. However, some of the IPMC members feel
> that adding something minimal E.g.:
> 
>  /* This file is available under a BSD-2-clause license -- see LICENSE */
> 
> is desirable.
> 
> Thoughts on how to proceed?
> 
> Thanks,
> Roman.
> 
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