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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-1377) Update copyright headers to comply with new ASF policy
Date Mon, 24 Jul 2006 13:54:29 GMT
We are about 3 weeks away from generating a release candidate which must 
conform to a new, murky policy. These  options occur to me:

1) Generate a release which follows the old policy. I would imagine that 
the DB PMC would feel bound to reject such a release.

2) Wait for the policy to sort itself out lazily. Do we have reason to 
believe that this issue will move forward imminently after several 
months' stagnation?

3) Actively seek clarification from the appropriate authorities now.

My gut feeling is that option (3) has the least risk attached to it.

Regards,
-Rick

Jean T. Anderson wrote:

>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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