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From Michael Dick <mik...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Copyright usage in OpenBooks
Date Thu, 20 May 2010 01:52:08 GMT
+1.

I'd actually go a step further and remove the author tags as well. Per
Craig's comment here <http://markmail.org/message/7rut2end2vsw5me7> @author
tags do not foster community.

-mike

On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 4:07 PM, Donald Woods <dwoods@apache.org> wrote:

> http://apache.org/legal/src-headers.html#header-existingcopyright
>
> "1. If the source file is submitted with a copyright notice included in
> it, the copyright owner (or owner's agent) must either:
>    1. remove such notices, or
>    2. move them to the NOTICE file associated with each applicable
> project release, or
>    3. provide written permission for the ASF to make such removal or
> relocation of the notices."
>
>
> We always follow 1.2 above when accepting new code donations from
> outside the ASF (third-party) via a Software Grant Agreement (SGA) into
> the Incubator or into an existing PMC.
>
> For OpenBooks, the 1.2 option should only be used if this is coming in
> via SGA or a CCLA via donation from a third-party.
> If the code was only developed by Pinaki as an ASF committer, then we
> should follow 1.1 and use the normal @author tag instead.
>
>
> -Donald
>
>
>
> On 5/19/10 11:12 AM, Pinaki Poddar wrote:
> >
> > Actually, all the files on OpenBooks currently has copyright header on my
> > name, not only the new files. It is legacy reason.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -----
> > Pinaki
>

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