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From Ted Dunning <ted.dunn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Guidance on copyrights in sample code.
Date Mon, 03 Jul 2017 23:52:18 GMT
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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