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    Relicense Yocto/OE-related files to MIT to align with Oniro core · 528f4196
    Francesco Pham authored
    The Oniro repository changed license of all Yocto/OE build system 
    meta-data/files/patches from Apache to MIT to make collaboration with the upstream
    Relicense all files in this repository to MIT to align with Oniro core.
    Due to how these Yocto/OE layers interact with upstream layers (including oe-core), 
    having parts of our layers licensed under Apache when most (if not all) of our 
    upstream dependencies (and generally the entire ecosystem) are MIT, would pose 
    a couple of issues:
    - Using our layers would introduce a new license to a downstream consumer that 
        needs to be assessed.
    - Reusing parts of our code would pose an issue of relicensing on Oniro or the 
        downstream side.
     - Upstreaming Apache code would need relicensing on the Oniro side before 
        upstream could accept contributions (unless upstream is up for a license addition 
        which in most cases is not an option).
    - Mistakes can happen and end up with "silent" relicensing in different situations.
    To avoid all the above we propose to change all the existing Yocto/OE Apache-2.0 
    files in this repository to MIT.
    Signed-off-by: default avatarFrancesco Pham <>
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