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From "Daniel John Debrunner (JIRA)" <derby-...@db.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-1377) Update copyright headers to comply with new ASF policy
Date Fri, 21 Jul 2006 21:49:14 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-1377?page=comments#action_12422783 ] 
Daniel John Debrunner commented on DERBY-1377:

The ASF claims copyright on the distribution, the collection of many contributions from many,
so that is one case where
  Copyright [yyyy] The Apache Software Foundation
is correct (though I'm not a laywer).

It's interesting to read through the discussion in legal-disucss archives, follow the first
[1] link Jean gave. One reading could be that notices of the form:

Copyright [yyyy] The Apache Software Foundation

are being removed from source files because they are legally incorrect, no copyright assignment
at ASF.

Since Derby is a somewhat  new project it has been following the newer policy( that Andrew
pointed out) and thus has legally correct notices:

Copyright 1997, 2004 The Apache Software Foundation or its licensors, as applicable. 

Removing these might require the permission of the actual copyright holders, which might be
a pain to track down as to who has copyright on each file (allowing multiple holders per file).
The new ASF policy does allow copyright notices to be left in the header (but would prefer
not to).

> Update copyright headers to comply with new ASF policy
> ------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: DERBY-1377
>                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-1377
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Documentation
>    Affects Versions:
>            Reporter: Jean T. Anderson
>         Assigned To: David Van Couvering
>            Priority: Blocker
>             Fix For:
> A new copyright header policy will take effect for distributions released starting on
Sep 1, 2006. Committers will receive notification, but a heads up with details is in the legal-discuss
thread starting with http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-legal-discuss/200606.mbox/%3c1551070F-EDE7-40DC-9C97-79BF24E9FD59@apache.org%3e
> Date was 1-Aug-2006, is now 1-Sep-2006:
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-legal-discuss/200607.mbox/%3cc5e632550607111955g640c8053ld092df554cea34ee@mail.gmail.com%3e

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