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From Greg Stein <>
Subject Re: copyright on 2.0a
Date Thu, 09 Mar 2000 16:06:24 GMT
On Thu, 9 Mar 2000, Sascha Schumann wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 09, 2000 at 02:47:03AM -0600, Manoj Kasichainula wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 08, 2000 at 11:53:30PM -0800, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> > > One last thing... this is the time to do a global replace on the
> > > copyright for the 2.0 license so that it reads
> > > "The Apache Software Foundation" instead of the Apache Group.
> > > 
> > > If anyone has objections to that, reply now.
> > 
> > The stuff in src/build is (c) Sascha Schumann. Since ASF members will
> > be hacking on that code over time (or have been already), we need to
> > change this in one of two ways:
> > 
> > - Sascha could grant copyright of this code to ASF (while retaining
> >   copyright on whatever he personally keeps).
> > 
> > - We need to add the ASF copyright line and license in addition to
> >   Sascha's.
> It's under the modern BSD license, so you can basically do whatever you want.

Having a license is much different from having the copyright.

Historically, *all* contributions by ASF authors are performed using the
ASF copyright (and copyright is transferred when large chunks arrive).

The only exception to the rule is when we pull in code from non-ASF
authors, such as we've done with HSREGEX and Expat.

> IANAL, I just need to retain the right to reuse this stuff in other projects.

Under the Apache license, you certainly would have this right. I believe
it is also possible to donate a copy (i.e. relabel it as copyrighted by
the ASF) and keep your own copy. It isn't like anybody is going to sue the
other for copyright infringement :-)


Greg Stein,

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