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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: New copyright header policy
Date Sat, 03 Jun 2006 01:51:32 GMT
On 03/06/06, Cliff Schmidt <cliffs@apache.org> wrote:
> During the last ASF Board meeting, a resolution was passed to require
> a different licensing header in source files plus requirements for
> copyright notices.  PMCs are not required to make any changes to past
> releases, but must apply these new rules to all distributions
> released on or after August 1, 2006.

Does this also apply to HTML and other files published via the web-sites?

And does it apply to documentation files included in releases?

> Before I send this out to committers@, I thought I'd start by sending
> it here to collect and answer any FAQ-type questions.  So, here's the
> new policy; hit me with any questions you have.
>
> Thanks,
> Cliff
>
> --- New copyright notice and source header policy ---
>
> A. THIRD-PARTY COPYRIGHT NOTICES AND LICENSES
>    0. The term "third-party work" refers to a work not submitted
> directly to the ASF by the copyright owner or owner's agent.
>    1. Do not modify or remove any copyright notices or licenses
> within third-party works.
>    2. Do not add the standard Apache License header to the top of any
> third-party source files.
>    3. Minor modifications/additions to third-party source files
> should typically be licensed under the same terms as the rest of the
> source for convenience.
>    4. Major modifications/additions to third-party should be dealt
> with on a case-by-case basis by the PMC.
>
> B. SOURCE FILE HEADERS
>    0. This section refers only to works submitted directly to the ASF
> by the copyright owner or owner's agent.
>    1. If the source file is submitted with a copyright notice
> included in it, the copyright owner (or owner's agent) must either:
>      a. remove such notices, or
>      b. move them to the NOTICE file associated with each applicable
> project release, or
>      c.  provide written permission for the ASF to make such removal
> or relocation of the notices.
>    2. Each source file should include the following license header --
> note that there should be no copyright notice in the header:
>
>             Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
>             or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
>             distributed with this work for additional information
>             regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
>             to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
>             "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
>             with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
>
>               http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
>
>             Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
>             software distributed under the License is distributed on an
>             "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY
>             KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
>             specific language governing permissions and limitations
>             under the License.
>
> C.  NOTICE FILE
>    0. Every Apache distribution should include a NOTICE file in the
> top directory, along with the standard LICENSE file
>    1. The top of each NOTICE file should include the following text,
> suitably modified to reflect the product name and year(s) of
> distribution of the current and past versions of the product:
>
>            Apache [PRODUCT_NAME]
>            Copyright [yyyy] The Apache Software Foundation
>
>            This product includes software developed at
>            The Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org/).
>
>    2. The remainder of the NOTICE file is to be used for required
> third-party notices.  The NOTICE file may also include copyright
> notices moved from source files submitted to the ASF (see B.1.).
>

Are there any rules for delimiting the additional notices to make it
easier to see their boundaries?

>
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