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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: Source code checked in, what next?
Date Thu, 15 Sep 2011 18:34:13 GMT
On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 2:25 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton
<> wrote:
> 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.

Read the rest of the thread.  We are talking about getting an SGA for this code.

And I'm pretty sure I have the ability to remove IBM copyright notices
and consolidate into NOTICE.txt

> 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
> To:
> 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)
> Nick

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