I have been modifying an open source Apache 2.0 licensed project and now I want to re-distribute the code under the same license but under MY SET OF REPOS as the original company isn't wanting my changes part of theirs.
The catch is that the original company has copyright on their name and they've used it at many places as the package name, class names etc. Even some folders / paths are named with their company name.
I want to remove those to make it a more neutral approach. Doing so changes 90% of the files, there are about 250 files in total.
As per Apache 2.0 License, I need to add significant changes in the file itself. What is the best way to do it, considering :
- I will re-distribute source code = Yes.
- I will change package name in approx 250 files and make more modifications in future.
- They have no copyright or notice file anywhere except their package.json which mentions their company name, which I am ready to keep intact, but no-where else in the code.
So, What exactly should I write if I have to write a notice on top of each 250 files?