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From Denis Nadeau <>
Subject Re: Adding headers to obs4MIPs
Date Wed, 18 Sep 2013 05:07:31 GMT

It seems from what I am reading that you can add the NOSA copyright at 
the end of the NOTICE file.  At least this section needs to be in the 
NOTICE file:

Copyright © 2012-2013 United States Government as represented by the
Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. All
Other Rights Reserved

You can delete the Header section from the source files and put the ASF 
copyright instead.  As long as the copyright is in the NOTICE file, we 
should be fine.

They also want a changelog file  showing that it is a modification from 
the Original software.  maybe in the CHANGES.txt file we could say:

** New Feature
     * [CLIMATE-!!!] - Adding obs4MIPs 1.0 from NASA

Does this make sense?


On 09/17/2013 11:00 AM, Michael Joyce wrote:
> Hi Denis,
> I was perusing the ASF docs on source headers [1] and it seems like they
> want us to move Copyright notifications out of the source code headers and
> into the NOTICE file. What does everyone think about this? I'm not very
> familiar with this process so hopefully someone more versed in this stuff
> can comment.
> I'll take care of updating the licenses and dropping the setup file.
> [1]
> Cheers!
> Mike
> -- Joyce
> On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 8:18 AM, denis.nadeau <> wrote:
>>   Hi Joyce,
>> I wanted to deleted that and did not have time to do it.   As for
>> the copyright, I've read the lawyer document and it seems that section B, C
>> and D applies here, in "OBLICATIONS OF RECIPIENT" section.   So we can
>> delete the license up to the copyright section.  I followed
>> opensource software for the copyright...
>> B. Each Recipient must ensure that the following copyright notice appears
>> prominently in the Subject Software:
>> Copyright © 2012-2013 United States Government as represented by the
>> Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. All
>> Other Rights Reserved
>> C. Each Contributor must characterize its alteration of the Subject
>> Software as a Modification and must identify itself as the originator of
>> its Modification in a manner that reasonably allows subsequent Recipients
>> to identify the originator of the Modification. In fulfillment of these
>> requirements, Contributor must include a file (e.g., a change log file)
>> that describes the alterations made and the date of the alterations,
>> identifies Contributor as originator of the alterations, and consents to
>> characterization of the alterations as a Modification, for example, by
>> including a statement that the Modification is derived, directly or
>> indirectly, from Original Software provided by Government Agency. Once
>> consent is granted, it may not thereafter be revoked.
>> D. A Contributor may add its own copyright notice to the Subject Software.
>> Once a copyright notice has been added to the Subject Software, a Recipient
>> may not remove it without the express permission of the Contributor who
>> added the notice.
>> Denis
>> On 9/16/13 10:34 AM, Michael Joyce wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I was going to go through the obs4MIPs code to add any necessary headers
>> but first I wanted to make sure we were all on the same page. Are we
>> replacing all the NOSA headers with ASF headers or are we just adding
>> headers to any files that aren't currently licensed?
>> Also, I wanted to confirm that we could drop [1]. It seems to be machine
>> dependent but I wasn't sure if we were keeping it in there as an example
>> (in which case we should make it machine agnostic as well =)
>> Cheers!
>> [1]
>> -- Joyce
>> --
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>> Denis Nadeau, (CSC)
>> NCCS (NASA Center for Climate Simulation)
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