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From Robert Burrell Donkin <>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Traffic Server
Date Tue, 30 Jun 2009 21:19:18 GMT
On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 8:25 AM, jean-frederic clere<> wrote:
> Leif Hedstrom wrote:
>> On Jun 25, 2009, at 7:59 AM, jean-frederic clere wrote:
>>> I don't think that is a problem: httpd (and other ASF project) also uses
>>> autconf/autoheader/automake to generate the configure that are included in
>>> the sources tarballs.
>> Cool! One more (followup) question:
>> We have a couple of files which currently have the BSD license attached to
>> them, and these are flagged as potential IP violations. Is it possible to
>> include these files and re-release them under the Apache license, or do we
>> need to eliminate them (i.e. clean-room rewrite the functionality) ?

assuming that the BSD files are flagged for licensing purposes (and
not because they have dubious prevenance) then - with some care -
there's no need to clean room rewrite the functionality. when
preparing the source for donation, it's best to retain the original
license and include some provenance information so that it's easier to
track them.

once the donation has happened, the disclaimers need to be included in
the LICENSE documents included in the binary. the original licenses
need to be retained in the source (typically as a quoted attribution
with an apache header once significant changes have been made to the
source). but it's probably easiest to ask about this on the
legal-discuss list...

- robert

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