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From "Stephen McConnell \(DPML\)" <mcconn...@apache.org>
Subject RE: Clarification of copyright assignments for contributions etc (was Fwd: C++ code contribution(
Date Wed, 05 Jul 2006 15:03:49 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brett Porter [mailto:brett@apache.org] 
> Sent: Wednesday, 5 July 2006 9:20 AM
> To: James Strachan
> Cc: legal-discuss@apache.org; activemq-ppmc@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Clarification of copyright assignments for 
> contributions etc (was Fwd: C++ code contribution(
> Passed by the board recently:
> "  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:"

This seems to contradict an earlier post from Roy Fielding 
posted on this list. 

  > -----Original Message-----
  > From: Roy T. Fielding [mailto:fielding@gbiv.com] 
  > Sent: Tuesday, 6 June 2006 4:29 AM
  > To: Stephen McConnell (DPML)
  > Cc: legal-discuss@apache.org
  > Subject: Re: New copyright header policy
  > On Jun 5, 2006, at 11:04 AM, Stephen McConnell ((DPML)) wrote:
  > > In addition to the above I would like to know the ASF position 
  > > concerning potentially new contributions to the ASF associated to 
  > > known and reachable contributors via existing copyright 
  > > assertions who are unwilling to acquiesce to the removal of 
  > > copyright statements from existing documents.
  > The law does not allow us to remove or alter the copyright 
  > notice without the copyright owner's consent.  When new 
  > contributions are made, the responsible PMC decides whether 
  > the contribution is in a form that they deem acceptable, and 
  > either accepts it or rejects it.
  > ....Roy

Is it correct to assume that the board directive mentioned by Bret 
effectively overrides the potential for a decisions by a PMC 
(as asserted by Roy) concerning this subject?


Stephen McConnell

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