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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-1377) Update copyright headers to comply with new ASF policy
Date Sat, 22 Jul 2006 00:25:06 GMT
David Van Couvering wrote:
> 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...

I suggest you hold off doing anything yet, and give this time to sort out.

 -jean

> David
> 
> 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: 10.2.0.0
>>>            Reporter: Jean T. Anderson
>>>         Assigned To: David Van Couvering
>>>            Priority: Blocker
>>>             Fix For: 10.2.0.0
>>>
>>>
>>> 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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