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From Rodent of Unusual Size <Ken.C...@Golux.Com>
Subject Re: Derby code copyright question
Date Wed, 15 Sep 2004 18:43:54 GMT

Jonas S Karlsson wrote:
> Noel J. Bergman wrote:
>> As Ken explained in
>> http://nagoya.apache.org/eyebrowse/ReadMsg?listName=derby-dev@db.apache.org&
>> msgNo=362, the copyright holder would be The Apache Software Foundation,
>> having received a copyright grant from IBM.  The purpose for having the
>> copyright holder pluggable is to allow other entities to re-use the Apache
>> License.
> That is not clear from the referred pages.

so i'm clarifying it.

> In this case, according to Jennifer the "copyright owner" is still
> IBM, and she doesn't want the IBM copyright notices to be removed or
> replaced since that could imply Apache copyright ownership.

um, where is this 'according to jennifer' source you're citing?  i was
intimately involved in the grant discussions and i remember nothing of
the sort.

> She also states that ASF copyright notices can be *added* to
> intellectual property created (i.e. modified code) or owned by ASF.
> Adding an embedded copy of the ASF v2.0 licence is OK according to
> her.


> Whether the copyright notices can be removed/replaced or not I cannot
> find any support for directly in the apache documentation. But IANAL
> and this is an issue for ASF lawyers to look into.

two officers and a director of the asf have provided clarification
and instructions.
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