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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Re: Proposal for 10.2 release schedule
Date Sun, 25 Jun 2006 14:37:51 GMT
Daniel John Debrunner wrote:
> derby@segel.com wrote: 
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: Daniel John Debrunner [mailto:djd@apache.org]
>>>The original contribution of Derby was from IBM, hence IBM has the
>>>copyright on all those original files. The ASF policy is not to have
>>>individiual copyright statements in each source file and the new policy
>>>(I think) is to remove the copyright statement in each source file,
>>>leaving just the reference to the Apache Licence in the source file.
>>That would not be a good idea, and I suggest that you have IP attorneys from
>>IBM make a final recommendation on this. (No need for Apache to spend money
>>if IBM has the resources and its in IBM's best interest to do something.)
>>Here's why:
> <legal stuff snipped>
> Michael, you should probably check out the legal-disucss mailing list
> archives, I'm sure all of this was covered.

It might be helpful for derby-user as a whole to understand that the
Apache Incubator requires resolving any ip issues *before* a project
graduates from the Incubator. Lots of information is at
http://incubator.apache.org/  . A project simply won't graduate if there
is a pending legal matter. After graduation, legal oversight continues
by the project's PMC (Derby is a subproject of the DB PMC).

Derby graduated last July -- time flies! -- and the user community has
grown rapidly. derby-user started with 0 subscribers in August 2004, had
grown to 282 when it graduated in July 2005, and today has 411.

Here's to the next 100 users!


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