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From James Bognar <jamesbog...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Guidance on copyrights in sample code.
Date Mon, 03 Jul 2017 23:55:10 GMT
> Also, why make the example strange? Why not take a real copyright header
> for an example?

A real copyright header can be mistaken for an actual copyright which gets
flagged during releases.


On Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 7:52 PM, Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Jul 3, 2017 3:43 PM, "John D. Ament" <johndament@apache.org> wrote:
>
> On Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 6:28 PM Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > That's confusing. Here are some questions and thoughts.
> >
> ...
> >
> >
>
>
>
> wouldn't get flagged.  I had posed on the list "1955 - 1971, Fake Atom
> Enterprises" which obviously would be an invalid copyright used only for
> demonstration purposes.  (for those unfamiliar, US Copyright law started in
> 1976, entities prior to that date wouldn't have been valid).
>
>
> US copyright laws started with authorization in the Constitution followed
> by enabling legislation shortly after Independence.
>
> US laws *changed* several times after that point. A particularly big change
> occurred in 1989 when the US entered the Berne convention by passing
> implementing legislation.
>
> Not sure what you could be thinking relative to 1976.
>
> Also, why make the example strange? Why not take a real copyright header
> for an example?
>
>
>
> >
> > On Jul 3, 2017 2:38 PM, "James Bognar" <jamesbognar@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> > > Need some quick guidance.
> > >
> > > On the release vote for Juneau 6.3.0, Justin Mclean made this note...
> > > "There's a number of "Copyright (c) 2016, Apache Foundation” in the
> > > documentation you may want to update the year."
> > >
> > > I tracked it down to sample code where the copyright statement itself
> was
> > > sample code.  (i.e. showing how to create an ATOM feed with an embedded
> > > copyright statement).
> > >
> > > Can I change it to the following so that it's not flagged in the
> future?
> > >
> > > "Copyright (c) 2001, Apache Foobar Foundation”
> > >
> > > Or better ideas?
> > >
> >
>

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