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From James Bognar <jamesbog...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Guidance on copyrights in sample code.
Date Mon, 03 Jul 2017 23:34:11 GMT
Yes...to clarify, it's not a real copyright.  It's an example of a
copyright.

So the question is what copyright should I use so that it's not mistaken
for a real copyright.


On Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 6:43 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.
> >
> > A) 2001?
> >
> > B) the only Apache foundation is the Apache software foundation. What did
> > you mean by foobar?
> >
> > C) you don't need a copyright notice on code included in the
> documentation.
> > Save that for the copy of the sample code that you put into a separate
> > file.
> >
> >
> That's actually why I asked James to pose the question on the general
> list.  I wasn't particularly sure if he found the right file, based on the
> comments made by Justin and was hoping Justin could speak up to explain why
> it is or isn't an issue, and if there's a way to include a sample atom that
> 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).
>
>
> >
> > 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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