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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-587) Providing JDBC 4.0 support for derby
Date Tue, 15 Nov 2005 21:51:10 GMT
Oh dear, I'm befuddled. According to 
http://www.apache.org/dev/apply-license.html (Applying the License to 
New Software), a new java source should begin with a line granting the 
copyright to ASF. The exact verbiage is:

Source files contributed to or developed as part of an ASF project 
should begin with a copyright notice like

   Copyright 2004 The Apache Software Foundation.
or
   Copyright 1999-2004 The Apache Software Foundation.
or
   Copyright 2002,2004 The Apache Software Foundation.


Just above that pile of words is a link to the boilerplate copyright 
notice. Curiously, that boilerplate has a generic copyright line which 
doesn't specify who owns the copyright although it publishes the code 
under the Apache license. I'm getting mixed signals.

-Rick


Daniel John Debrunner wrote:

>Rick Hillegas wrote:
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>>For the record, Narayanan's java files now contain copyright notices
>>ceding ownership to Apache. 
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>That's incorrect. The copyright is not assigned to the ASF, and there is
>no requirement for it to be. The contributor maintains their copyright.
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>Dan.
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