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From "Roman Shaposhnik (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 19:56:44 GMT

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Roman Shaposhnik commented on LEGAL-293:


I think we all agree on the fact that regardless of what we do MADlib WILL
continue code that is licensed under BSD, code that is licensed under ALv2
and the overall it will be licensed under ALv2.  None of it is agaisnt ALv2 or
BSD terms nor is it against any kind of ASF policy.

The real question is how do we communicate it to a downstream consumer.

There are two tools we have: a LICENSE file at the root of the project tree
and individual license headers in each of the files. Neither of these tools
are precise enough to address the subtlety that changesets may be granted
under different licenses. IOW, there's no perfect solution here and we have
to unblock the podling by making a decision that will be *less* than precise.

I really hope we can all agree on that.

Initially, I was very happy with the solution endorsed by Marvin and VP of Legal
In fact I thought that in conjunction with the statement in LICENSE file
it would be OK to modify the files and still NOT add ALv2 header (only
brand new files created throughout the ASF lifetime of the project will
get the proper AL header).

It seems that this assumption is now being challenged and as such we
NO LONGER have a path forward for the podling.

[~johndament] am I capturing your concerns correctly?

> 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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