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From Richard Hirsch <hirsch.d...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Can we remove "Copyright WorldWide Conferencing , LLC" in source files?
Date Fri, 08 Jan 2010 09:06:22 GMT
Look at David's comment on the Jira Item:
http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ESME-47?focusedCommentId=12729407&page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels%3Acomment-tabpanel#action_12729407

D.

On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 9:47 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz
<bdelacretaz@apache.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Related to ESME-47, I had a look at the current codebase, and many
> source files include
>
>  Copyright 2008-2009 WorldWide Conferencing, LLC
>
> In their license header.
>
> According to http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html#header-existingcopyright,
> such copyright notices should go away for code that is developed at
> the ASF.
>
> The copyright notice could go to a NOTICE file if desired, to indicate
> that parts of ESME are copyrighted by the above company, but having it
> in source files is wrong as those files get edited by various people
> over time, and committers retain the copyright on their contributions
> [1], so the copyright on the individual source files is a mixture of
> the different contributions.
>
> I think those notices where all committed by dpp, David do you agree
> to remove them?
> And do you want the copyright to be mentioned in the NOTICE file?
>
> I'm happy to supply a patch that removes the notices, for you to
> commit, if that helps.
>
> -Bertrand (incubation mentor hat on)
>
> [1] See http://www.apache.org/licenses/icla.txt - committers grant a
> copyright license to the ASF but retain copyright on their
> contributions
>

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