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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@debrunners.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-587) Providing JDBC 4.0 support for derby
Date Tue, 15 Nov 2005 22:02:10 GMT
Rick Hillegas wrote:

> 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. 

ASF owns copyright on the collected work for a project, but the
contributor owns the copyright on their contribution.

If you look at the Dertby files the copyright statement correctly
reflects this reality.

   Copyright 2005 The Apache Software Foundation or its licensors, as

Note the "or its licensors".

This format was agreed to by the ASF. There is a long discussion on the
derby-dev list around Sept/Oct 2004 about this.

The page you reference I guess has not been updated, the issue with its
wording/format is that is does not correctly represent legal reality.

Now there are ASF folks that would like the ASF to hold copyright on all
the code it distributes, but that is not the case at the moment.


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