Thanks everyone, here is a draft letter:

I had to go and create a BSD license for us to refer to.

Jody Garnett

On 8 November 2016 at 10:49, Jody Garnett <> wrote:

> Got a request from working with Martin on the next JTS release:
> As part of relicensing JTS we are hunting down where external
> contributions came from, one such is "ShapefileReader" from an early
> GeoTools 2 release (before the switch to the file io api).
> Can I ask for PSC approval to send an email/letter to Martin giving him
> permission to relicense this implementation
> <>.
> This is similar to how we have donated code to GeoAPI in the past (or how
> we accept code from the GeoServer PSC).
> The author in question, James Macgill, has signed a code contribution
> license so we (as a PSC) are in position donate this code to the JTS
> project. I have also emailed James Macgill so he knows what we are up to :)
> --
> Jody Garnett
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