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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Re: Copyright notice in the source file header
Date Tue, 08 May 2007 13:54:54 GMT
Kristian Waagan wrote:
> Jean T. Anderson wrote:
>> Kristian Waagan wrote:
>>
>>>> Hello,
>>>>
>>>> When reviewing a patch I became unsure if the source file header should
>>>> include a copyright notice or not. I see that we have both in our
>>>> repos.
>>
>> which files in the repo now have copyrights? 
> 
> M      java/engine/org/apache/derby/impl/jdbc/ClobAsciiStream.java
> M      java/engine/org/apache/derby/impl/jdbc/LOBOutputStream.java
> M      java/engine/org/apache/derby/impl/jdbc/LOBInputStream.java
> M      java/engine/org/apache/derby/impl/jdbc/ClobUtf8Writer.java
> M      java/engine/org/apache/derby/impl/jdbc/LOBStreamControl.java
> M      java/engine/org/apache/derby/impl/jdbc/ClobStreamControl.java
> M
> java/testing/org/apache/derbyTesting/functionTests/tests/storetests/st_derby1939.java
> 
> M
> java/testing/org/apache/derbyTesting/functionTests/tests/jdbc4/BlobSetMethodsTest.java
> 
> M
> java/testing/org/apache/derbyTesting/functionTests/tests/jdbc4/LobStreamTest.java
> 
> Most of these are recent additions (one is from October 2006).
>
> I removed the nine copyright (all Apache) lines in commit 536122.
> I found no copyright lines in 10.2.
> 
> Is this okay, or do the people who actually wrote the code have to do it?

It's fine for any Derby committer to correct the Apache header.

We need to be careful with any non-Apache copyrights in contributed
files. Those have to be removed by the "copyright owner (or owner's
agent)" [1].

 -jean

[1] http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html

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