>But even other Apache hackers don't want or can edit those files currently >because IBM seems to refuse to correct the headers:
Confusion is not limited to Lwn.net, clearly. But I hope my comments have clarified the state of these files.
If anyone really wants to help integrate these files, then post a note to email@example.com and introduce yourself. I'll be more than happy to give you some hints and hopefully remove any doubts you might have.
But I'll be honest, so far all I've heard so far is complaints from non-lawyers and non-coders who are not interested in helping with the project. They tend not to get a lot of my time.