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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: Source code checked in, what next?
Date Thu, 15 Sep 2011 18:25:42 GMT
My understanding is that it is not permissible to remove Copyright notices.  In the absence
of an SGA, this has to be treated as third-party code under a friendly license.  

There are web pages on the Apache site that cover this and the case of an SGA that grants
a license to Apache. 

This <> describes how code that is directly
contributed is identified.  

Note that this is different than for code written entirely within the project.  If the copyright
owner does not make the contribution and perform one of the 3 steps, the third-party works
case applies. 

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Burch [] 
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2011 04:11
Subject: Re: Source code checked in, what next?

On Thu, 15 Sep 2011, Daisy Guo wrote:
> At the head of every source code file, there is a copyright 
> statement,saying that the copyright is owned by IBM or Oracle. Will 
> these copyright statement bring any issues? Do we need to remove it?

They will need to be replaced with the standard Apache license header, 
once we have an appropriate grant (I believe, best check on 
general@incubator though to be sure)


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