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From Svante Schubert <>
Subject Re: How does a correct copyright is set?
Date Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:18:34 GMT
Thanks for the quick reply, Nick.

I was able to find the rules for 3rd Party software by following your
reference, still I miss the part, where a 3rd party is required to have
a source header (or the minimum set of locations of license and/or
precedence) within

Does anyone has a pointer?

Thanks in advance,

Am 14.10.2013 12:45, schrieb Nick Burch:
> On Mon, 14 Oct 2013, Svante Schubert wrote:
>> Am 14.10.2013 12:31, schrieb Svante Schubert:
>>> I am no source code expert, IMHO I believe the pom.xml reference should
>>> be sufficient, but there might be a codex or legal guideline for
>>> copyright. Is there one?
>> The above as separate question.
>> I am aware of the following three places for copyright, what if they are
>> contradicting, is there an order, or evensome legal guideline in the web
>> and/or for Apache?
> Rules for Apache are stricter than most other code hosting locations.
> However, these rules at Apache make life much easier and simpler for
> downstream users, and avoids the confusion that you're currently
> facing trying to use someone else's code!
>> 1) Source Header - Is there an URL allowed or does it have to be full
>> text. Does it have to be in the beginning?
>> 2) Root level of the project - is the name of the file always
>> 3) Pom.xml some projects are loaded from the web. I have trusted this
>> alone. What are the precedences?
> For an ASF project, see the links under
> . Basic answer is that for an
> official ASF project, it needs to be the full header, there needs to
> be a LICENSE + NOTICE file (.txt extension optional), and the POM (for
> java projects) needs to list the license details and organisation too
> (often done by inheriting from the Apache parent pom)
> Nick

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