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From Jalud Abdulmenan <te...@rogers.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Change Copyright notice to ASF
Date Tue, 14 Sep 2004 15:44:41 GMT
We need also to consider other issues than just the legal aspect of
changing the copyright notices on the source code files:
- building a community of users and developers beyond IBMers
- fostering an environment where developers (and hopefully companies)
can contribute source code
- reducing the task of commiters/release managers
- avoiding a growing list of copyright statements on source code files

I think that the copyright notices should be changed according to the
points raised by Jonas, Jason, & Dan.
Here is my understanding of where we stand so far:

1). All source code files will only have the following copyright statement.
     CCCC-YYYY are the years found on each file

 * Copyright  CCCC-YYYY IBM Corp.
 * Copyright  2004 The Apache Software Foundation.
 *  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.

2). A script to do the change

3). A LICENSE file (already in place)

4). A NOTICE file as follows:

==  NOTICE file corresponding to section 4(d) of the Apache License,   ==
==  Version 2.0, in this case for the Apache Derby distribution.       ==

This product includes software developed by
The Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org/).

Portions of this software was originally based on the following:
  - software copyright (c) 1997-2004, IBM Corporation., http://www.ibm.com.

This product includes software developed by the following:
  - voluntary contributions made by many individuals on behalf of the
    Apache Software Foundation.

5). Remove the binary copyright notices in all source code files and
remove the package org.apache.derby.iapi.reference.Copyright and any
references to it

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