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Subject [Legal Wiki] Update of "3party/notice/discuss" by SamRuby
Date Mon, 03 Mar 2008 17:06:31 GMT
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     * Where an Apache project has multiple modules which are also distributed in separate
files, do the N&L files need to be tailored for the individual items, or can the same
N&L files be used for all modules? For example, there may be some code in module A that
requires an attribution, but module B does not have the code: can module B use the same N&L
files?
      * [!SamRuby] I'm not sure I understand this question.  One distribution, multiple files,
one set of NOTICE, LICENSE, and README files. [!SebastianBazley] I was thinking of projects
which distribute archives containing multiple jars. The jars may also be distributed independently
(e.g. via Maven repositories), so presumably need N & L files too. Or some projects may
have multiple archives which include different combinations of files - perhaps one which contains
everything, and others which contain different subsets.
   * The NOTICE file also contains the line {{{Copyright [yyyy] The Apache Software Foundation}}}.
What are the rules for {{{[yyyy]}}}? Is it only supposed to be the year of release? Originally
when the copyright years were in the source files, I believe the rule was that the year was
supposed to be updated every time there was a substantial (copyrightable) change.
+   * [!SamRuby] it is my understanding that the [http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ1.html#fnv
minimum necessary] is to put the year of first publication, and that (in the US at least),
copyright [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Bono_Copyright_Term_Extension_Act lasts for
95 years]; and therefore should be updated more frequently that that for works expected to
still be of any value beyond that term.  I've also seen some people put forward some non-legal
reasons for suggesting that the year be kept current, but in general skipping a year or three
doesn't seem to raise any significant concerns.
  
  [!HenriYandell] Comments
   * Should we provide a 'how to do attribution' section against NOTICEs for each license?
I'm thinking of the recent discussion on CPL and how it should provide a link to the original
homepage.

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