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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@debrunners.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Change Copyright notice to ASF
Date Mon, 13 Sep 2004 18:46:09 GMT
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Jonas S Karlsson wrote:

> Hi Jalud and other Derbies,
>
> Regarding the adding of the ASF license I propose the following, in
> order to move forward. I've tried to take care to reflect all parties
> involved, including myself ;), and this is what I came up with.
> (comments, suggestions welcome)
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> a) Replace the IBM license information (as propopsed by Jalud) of the
> (.java) files with the following, but keep a modified the IBM
> copyright line, per http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.txt:
>
>    Copyright [yyyy] IBM Corp.
>
>    Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
>    you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
>    You may obtain a copy of the License at
>
>        http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
>
>    Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
>    distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
>    WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or
implied.
>    See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
>    limitations under the License.


I believe that since the copyright is IBM's, the original (IBM's)
statement of copyright (not licence) should remain. The original comment
in each java file is like

   Licensed Materials - Property of IBM
   Cloudscape - Package org.apache.derby.authentication
   (C) Copyright IBM Corp. 1998, 2004. All Rights Reserved.
   US Government Users Restricted Rights - Use, duplication or
   disclosure restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp.


The 'Licensed Materials - Property of IBM', 'All Rights Reserved' and
'US Government ...' are licensing terms and can be removed and replaced
as Jonas says above. Which leaves

   Cloudscape - Package org.apache.derby.authentication
   (C) Copyright IBM Corp. 1998, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

   Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0
   [remainder of standard Apache text as in Jonas's e-mail]


Not sure what should be done about the 'Cloudscape ...' line, it's
described as a unique identifer in the IBM copyright guidelines.

Dan.





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