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From Andy Seaborne <a...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Removing (c) Manchester license headers - Copyright Cardiff?
Date Wed, 07 Sep 2016 13:19:11 GMT
Contribution isn't the only way to own copyright.

If they paid for it, they can own copyright.

Joint copyright is a mess - is it severally or jointly? Can't tell.

If you can, an SG is good.

	Andy

On 07/09/16 13:54, Stian Soiland-Reyes wrote:
> So if the other universities didn't actually contribute to these files
> (but were just part of the consortium), then for those particular
> files Manchester's sole copyright would still be valid. I doubt the
> consortium agreement would actually require re-assignment of copyright
> .
>
> Shoaib - are you able to check for those files? They are from 2008, 2009.
>
> git log --follow
> ./src/main/java/org/apache/taverna/ui/perspectives/myexperiment/model/License.java
> ends with
>
> commit 77cf3e0f91d2c8f96be77c63f1ea12d08a97d485
> Author: alan@mygrid.org.uk
> <alan@mygrid.org.uk@bf327186-88b3-11dd-a302-d386e5130c1c>
> Date:   Wed Oct 7 10:47:49 2009 +0000
>
>     The pulled-in initial perspective for myExperiment
>
>     git-svn-id:
> https://taverna.googlecode.com/svn/taverna/ui/net.sf.taverna.t2.ui-components/trunk@8421
> bf327186-88b3-11dd-a302-d386e5130c1c
>
>
> Alan - would you remember where it was pulled from?
>
>
> I found only:
>
> http://wiki.myexperiment.org/index.php/Developer:Taverna_plugin
>
> which implies it's from version 1.7 and included WHIP plugin (that's a
> Southampton thing, right?).
>
> Did it first live in Rubyforge or http://www.trianacode.org/ ?
>
> (http://www.trianacode.org/whipplugin/source-repository.html does not
> seem to have contained myexperiment plugin)
>
>
>
>
> On 7 September 2016 at 13:00, Ian Dunlop <ianwdunlop@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> Errrm. It's just academic politics :) Probably based on whatever grant was
>> providing the funding for it. Needs some clarification though.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Ian
>>
>> On 7 September 2016 at 12:49, Stian Soiland-Reyes <stain@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>>> I found this nasty sed kind of worked for our particular license header
>>>
>>> find . -type f -name *java | xargs sed -i '\,.*Copyright .*University
>>> of Manchester,,+17 d'
>>>
>>> (leaving behind the /*****   ****/  lines)
>>>
>>>
>>> but this requires careful "git diff" as there were some odd ones like
>>>
>>> // Copyright (C) 2008 The University of Manchester, University of
>>> Southampton
>>> // and Cardiff University
>>> package org.apache.taverna.ui.perspectives.myexperiment.model;
>>>
>>> This is in various files in the myExperiment plugin, e.g.
>>>
>>> https://github.com/apache/incubator-taverna-workbench/
>>> search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=Cardiff
>>>
>>>
>>> Do anyone remember why this particular copyright? Did Southampton and
>>> Cardiff even contribute here? Did they not sign the CLAs to
>>> Manchester?
>>>
>>> What's odd is that the @author hints at Manchester folks, e.g.
>>>
>>>> * @author Jiten Bhagat, Sergejs Aleksejevs
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Stian Soiland-Reyes
>>> http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9842-9718
>>>
>
>
>

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