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From "Wheeler, David A" <dwhee...@ida.org>
Subject RE: [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-293) Adding ASF license headers to the code that came from a BSD licensed project
Date Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:36:37 GMT
> Roman Shaposhnik commented on LEGAL-293:
> ----------------------------------------
> 
> [~johndament] as for #2 the only other alternative I can offer is to add the
> following header to ALL existing files (that came from the original BSD license)
> and keep adding stock ALv2 to all the brand new files created from scratch
> during the lifetime of the project under the ASF.
> 
> It seems that this should be acceptable solution #2 as per previous comment
> by [~creamyg]. Please let us know if this will be acceptable from your
> standpoint.
> 
> {noformat}
> /*
>  * Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under
>  * the BSD license and/or one or more contributor license agreements.
>  * See the NOTICE file distributed with this work for additional information
>  * regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
>  * to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
>  * "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
>  * with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
>  *
>  *     http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

This doesn't seem right.  Unless it has changed,
it is NOT true that you cannot use the file except in
compliance with the Apache License version 2.0.

I think it would be more accurate to have 2 different headers:
1. A header used when the code-that-follows is unchanged
2. A header used when there's a change and *that* change is Apache 2.0 licensed.

--- David A. Wheeler

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