[License-discuss] Fwd: Should fork a project on github be seen as distribution of origin project?

なつよるほたる touyamanaojp at gmail.com
Tue Aug 2 11:33:31 UTC 2022


I found an interesting project protected by Apache-2.0 in github. Now I
want to modify some functions and some new features to develop a new
software based on the original project. Naturally I want to fork it and
start my coding, but there is a confusing thing, should I fulfill the
obligation of *Redistribute with  Modification, *especially the 2.nd term,
changelog related.

   1. You must give any other recipients of the Work or Derivative Works a
   copy of this License; and
   2. *You must cause any modified files to carry prominent notices stating
   that You changed the files; and*
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Best regards,
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