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

Ben Tilly btilly at gmail.com
Wed Aug 3 02:52:23 UTC 2022

Yes. Absolutely. Follow the license.

Find where other people have put their names in comments, and add yours.
Modify code.  Don't remove the license or any existing attributions.

It isn't actually hard in practice.

On Tue, Aug 2, 2022 at 5:07 PM なつよるほたる <touyamanaojp at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> 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*
>    3. You must retain, in the Source form of any Derivative Works that
>    You distribute, all copyright, patent, trademark, and attribution notices
>    from the Source form of the Work, excluding those notices that do not
>    pertain to any part of the Derivative Works; and
>    4. If the Work includes a "NOTICE" text file as part of its
>    distribution, then any Derivative Works that You distribute must include a
>    readable copy of the attribution notices contained within such NOTICE file,
>    excluding those notices that do not pertain to any part of the Derivative
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> Best regards,
> Aaron
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