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From "Henri Yandell" <>
Subject Re: [compress] Including ASL Code from other projects
Date Fri, 09 Jan 2009 03:14:50 GMT
On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 3:08 AM, Antonio <> wrote:
> 2009/1/8 Christian Grobmeier <>:
>> I have spoken to the developers and they are willing to sign the
>> software grant and donate the code to the compress component if they
>> are mentionend in the code (guess NOTICE file would be ok too).
> No wait!
> The software grant *donates* the code to the foundation, so all the
> rights become of Apache itself, not of the owners.
> The previous owners of the right will be mentioned only in the IP
> (intellectual property) clearance form.
> In your case I suggest to:
> 1. add the code in your software;
> 2. add the copyright information on the top of the file that contains
> it, before the license header.
> 3. add in the NOTICE file a reference like this:
> This software contains code developed by (copyright owner) for the
> project (name of the project): (project website).

Wrong on the 'donate' bit - the grant doesn't donate the code to the
foundation but licenses it to the foundation. You are correct though
that if they grant it to us then we don't have to do attribution.

+1 to your suggestion, with the addition of adding ASL 1.1 to the
LICENSE file if it's ASL 1.1 rather than AL 2.0.


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