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From David Van Couvering <David.Vancouver...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-1377) Update copyright headers to comply with new ASF policy
Date Fri, 21 Jul 2006 23:31:33 GMT
I have to say I don't understand where we stand at this point.  If 
anybody can give me a recipe of what I should be doing I would 
appreciate it...


Daniel John Debrunner (JIRA) wrote:
>     [ 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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