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From Jennifer B Machovec <macho...@us.ibm.com>
Subject Re: Derby code copyright question
Date Sat, 25 Sep 2004 02:27:35 GMT
The portions of code that are contributed by IBM remain under IBM 
copyright, even if the individual IBM copyright notices are stricken from 
the main files.  The statement in the NOTICE file just serves as an 
indicator to others that IBM owns some of the code contained in Derby.


Jennifer Machovec

"Geir Magnusson Jr." <geirm@apache.org>
09/24/2004 07:35 AM
Please respond to "Derby Development"
        To:     Derby Development <derby-dev@db.apache.org>
        cc:     general@incubator.apache.org
        Subject:        Re: Derby code copyright question

Thanks for taking care of this, but there's something I don't 
understand :

Once all the copyright at the top of files are converted to (c) ASF, 
which portions would still be (c) IBM?


On Sep 24, 2004, at 7:27 AM, Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:

> okey, after discussing this in seven different directions, we
> have a clear conclusion, which i'll summarise here:
> 1. the NOTICE file (or NOTICE.txt) gets created if it doesn't
>    already exist, and this gets added to it:
>     Portions of Apache Derby are © Copyright 2004 International
>     Business Machines Corporation.  All rights reserved.
>    if there are earlier copyright years in any any of the main files,
>    the earliest one of all should be taken and used to change the 
> notice
>    to 'Copyright <earliest-year>, 2004 International ..'.  in other 
> words,
>    the range of copyright years in the NOTICE file should be the 
> earliest
>    one with IBM's name on it in the sources, followed by ', 2004'.
> 2. the ibm copyright in the individual files gets replaced with
>     Apache Derby © Copyright 2004 The Apache Software Foundation.
>     All rights reserved.
>    and reference to the apache licence added as described in
>    http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.html#apply
> et vóilà!  that item can then get checked off the incubation goal list
> and we can focus on *real* code issues. :-)
> see also http://www.apache.org/dev/apply-license.html for common 
> questions
> about this stuff.  the procedure above, which has finally been 
> clarified,
> should be used by the incubator folks to update that file at some 
> point.
> - --
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