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From "P. Taylor Goetz" <ptgo...@gmail.com>
Subject Copyrights on code copied from other projects
Date Wed, 06 Sep 2017 20:28:49 GMT
Hi Heron devs,

I know the Apache Heron repository has yet to move to ASF infrastructure, but I wanted to
point out something that applies regardless of whether or not a project is an ASF project.

When pulling in code from other projects (e.g. [1]), it isn’t appropriate to assert Twitter’s
copyright in the code. Regardless of whether the code includes a copyright notice, the copyright
belongs to the original author, not the individual or organization copying the code. While
in this case the fact that the code is ALv2-licensed allows you to include the code in Heron,
it does not transfer copyright.

-Taylor

[1] https://github.com/twitter/heron/pull/2241
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