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From "John D. Ament (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-293) Adding ASF license headers to the code that came from a BSD licensed project
Date Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:50:44 GMT

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John D. Ament commented on LEGAL-293:
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My understanding from prior discussions was that there was opposition to re-licensing the
code under the Apache license.  I see several areas where staying under the BSD license goes
against what the foundation has stated.  I can't enumerate them all, but specifically within
http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved#licenses its implied that projects must be under the
Apache license.  Having a codebase that is not primarily Apache the way MADLib has been described
seems to be against this notion.

I agree with Marvin's synopsis, it seemingly has been a flip-flop from a few people on which
route to take - do we relicense, do we say BSD is OK?  This has been the biggest part of my
confusion.

The main issue I've brought up as a concern is the podling's unsureness on how to handle changes
to the BSD code.  Surely, based on the ICLAs filed, those can't be BSD licensed.  Yet they
leave files in the original BSD headers (take a look at https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/11389d939dbcfd26e2e6c8923d20bb674fabeafcea7d5787d57498f7@%3Cgeneral.incubator.apache.org%3E
, specifically Justin's comment about headers).

> Adding ASF license headers to the code that came from a BSD licensed project
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-293
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-293
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Roman Shaposhnik
>
> I'd like to ask for a final resolution of the question that got debated on legal discuss
some time ago: http://markmail.org/message/pdy6f4wg4w2hpb5g
> To put a stake in the ground I'd like to propose that we move ahead with the solution
put forward by [~fielding] http://markmail.org/message/7rpbk2odapl2r3q3



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