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From "Alexei Fedotov" <alexei.fedo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] confusing COPYRIGHT files
Date Wed, 08 Aug 2007 19:07:50 GMT
Salikh,
Thank you for a nice explanation!

BTW, the NOTICE file mentions "Intel Harmony CLA" agreement which
should allow sublicensing. I wonder if the inaccessibility of this
agreement to public may prove a problem for someone who is going to
use Harmony and checks legal prerequisites.



On 8/8/07, Salikh Zakirov <salikh@gmail.com> wrote:
> Alexei Fedotov wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I found that the following files contained Intel's copyright.
> >
> > working_vm/vm/gc_gen/src/COPYRIGHT,
> > */COPYRIGHT, COPYRIGHT (and may be several others)
> >
> > While NOTICE file correctly explains that the copyright is actually
> > transferred to Apache, the COPYRIGHT files are still confusing. Might
> > this be a donation artifact which should be cleaned up?
>
> Technically, Apache Software Foundation is not receiving the copyright
> on the donated files. Rather, it is licensing all donated material
> with the right to sublicense it under Apache License. So the copyright
> is still belongs to Intel, as is properly documented by COPYRIGHT file
> and noted in NOTICE [1].
>
> The Apache release guidelines require to have a single NOTICE file in
> the released distributions, which is the concatenation of all relevant
> notices [2], [3].
>
> To answer the original question in short, COPYRIGHT files may be removed
> from the repository, and care must be taken that the contents of NOTICE
> files ends up included to the released NOTICE files.
>
> [1] http://www.apache.org/licenses/
> [2] http://www.apache.org/dev/release.html#license
> [3] http://apache.org/legal/src-headers.html#notice
>
>


-- 
With best regards,
Alexei,
ESSD, Intel

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