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From Rick McGuire <rick...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Legal nitpicking
Date Tue, 25 Mar 2008 10:30:35 GMT
Kevan Miller wrote:
>
> On Mar 21, 2008, at 4:57 PM, David Jencks wrote:
>> I'm trying to help out apacheds with their legal file goo... and they 
>> like us have some copied bouncy castle code.
>>
>> Ours is  in framework/modules/geronimo-crypto.  We have the bc 
>> license copied in the LICENSE.txt file which looks good to me but we 
>> also have this notice bit in NOTICE.txt:
>>
>> =========================================================================
>> ==  Bouncy Castle Notice                                               ==
>> =========================================================================
>>
>> This product includes software (the ASN1 codec in the 
>> org.apache.geronimo.asn1
>> package) developed by the Bouncy Castle project. 
>> (http://www.bouncycastle.org/)
>>
>>     Copyright (c) 2000-2005 The Legion Of The Bouncy Castle 
>> (http://www.bouncycastle.org)
>>
>>
>> The license text:
>>
>> The Bouncy Castle License
>>
>> Copyright (c) 2000-2005 The Legion Of The Bouncy Castle 
>> (http://www.bouncycastle.org)
>>
>> Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining 
>> a copy of this software
>> and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the 
>> Software without restriction,
>> including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, 
>> publish, distribute, sublicense,
>> and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the 
>> Software is furnished to do so,
>> subject to the following conditions:
>>
>> The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be 
>> included in all copies or substantial
>> portions of the Software.
>>
>> THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, 
>> EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
>> INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, 
>> FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
>> PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR 
>> COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE
>> LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN 
>> ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR
>> OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR 
>> THE USE OR OTHER
>> DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
>>
>>
>> From the license it looks to me as if the NOTICE fragment is not 
>> needed, only the license.
>
> I think you are correct. I don't have a network connection at the 
> moment and I'd like to check on a few things... This is a slightly 
> different case than the norm, in that the we're not including BC 
> source, not just including a BC jar.
>
> Copyright statements in our source should be moved to our NOTICE file 
> (If possible -- note that we can't just simply move someone else's 
> copyright statements -- the copyright holder must do that). I'm a bit 
> surprised that I'm not seeing any BC copyrights in our geronimo-crypto 
> source -- it's all AL2 licensed.
>
> --kevan
Again, that was the procedure that Geir gave me to follow when the 
bouncy castle code was pulled in.  I'm fairly certain he consulted legal 
at the time.  I'll see if I can't dig up a copy of the original email.

Rick

>
>
>
> I'm a little confused, however, because all of the geronimo-crypto 
> source files seem to have AL source license header. I'm guessing that 
> we might have improperly relicensed some of the files. 


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