On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 10:30 AM, Walter Schulze wrote:
If we copy the "go/scanner" and modify some of it to scan extra character
sequences for a new project.
Can we license this under Apache 2.0?
What are the implications?
I would guess it should be fine if we keep the BSD license in those files
that we copied and modified.
Do we also need to make the BSD license file available in binary format?
Would we also will need a LICENSE file which includes both licenses?
You are asking legal questions on a programming mailing list, you will
have to judge for yourself the quality of the replies that you get.
The general trend that I've observed in free software when copying
files from one project to another is to simply retain the original
license for that file. But if you want to relicense, then, yes, my
understanding is that there is no conflict between Apache 2.0 and New
BSD. The resulting file will effectively be under Apache 2.0. Yes,
you should keep the existing BSD license--you don't have any
permission to remove it. Yes, your LICENSE file or equivalent should
include both licenses.