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From Flavio P JUNQUEIRA <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Apache License question
Date Tue, 09 May 2017 22:59:56 GMT
I'm sending the question in the case anyone has a chance to respond this
time around. I'd appreciate any feedback here.

Thank you,
-Flavio

On Sat, May 6, 2017 at 2:02 PM, Flavio P JUNQUEIRA <fpj@apache.org> wrote:

> Hi there,
>
> This is not a question about an Apache project, but instead about a
> project that we want to open source under the Apache license. The lawyers
> reviewing the project code for some reason do not like the wording of the
> second paragraph of the license header that the Apache license recommends
> projects to use:
>
> Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
> distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
> WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
> See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
> limitations under the License.
>
>
> They claim that the wording isn’t legally sound. I don’t understand how
> this is possible given that this text exists verbatim in paragraph 7 of the
> license, but they seem to be uncomfortable with it given that paragraph 7
> of the license does say more.
>
> My question however is whether I can use only this text as the license
> header:
>
> Copyright [yyyy] [name of copyright owner]
>
> Licensed 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
>
>
> without a problem or whether that would violate the license terms in any
> way. As part of the question, assuming this change is acceptable, I’d need
> to understand whether changing the Appendix of the license file is
> acceptable, given that it is after the end of terms and conditions.
>
> I have searched the mail archives, but couldn’t really find anything that
> addresses this. Any feedback here would be highly appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
> -Flavio
>

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