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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: copyright notices
Date Sat, 22 Apr 2006 13:07:54 GMT
Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> None of that, however, changes the fact that I (as an ASF officer)
> asked our lawyer for a legal opinion and received an answer to the
> effect of "You are doing what?  No, don't do that -- the law considers
> it a misrepresentation, even if it does no harm to others."  Having
> received such guidance, I am responsible for implementing it even
> if the board never sets a policy for the ASF as a whole.

The only issue I have is that any information that one ASF officer
has about any such legal issues should always be shared by
all ASF officers. The above issue seems to have been known by some,
but not all (not even close) and, as such, many ASF projects are
doing the "wrong things." Even keeping the old copyright statements
appear to be "wrong" as well since, now that we know what the
real, legal method of doing this is, it is obvious that some
files have incorrect statements, and are just the result of
the last batch copyright adjustments... As such, IMO, we need
to resolve this completely, not just for httpd but for
all ASF projects since, I'm sure, not all PMCs are aware
of the correct way of handling copyright.
   Jim Jagielski   [|]   [|]
	    "If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball."

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